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Cold Hands And Feet Ovarian Cancer
I don't think so: Several dozen things come to mind when I think about hand pain. Ovarian ca is not one. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
I am 39yrs old w/ osteoporosis due ovarian cancer when I was 27. I am 127lbs/5'2 want to join the gym & need to know what to do. Also have a bad foot?
Is hCG diet safe for me? Ovarian cancer 2007, total hysterectomy and chemo done. I'm 38 years old, 5 feet, 67kgs.
Bad choice: The HCG diet prescribes a severely calorie-restricted diet and prescribes a pricey placebo to go with it, then attributes the success of the diet to the placebo. You are smart enough to realize that (1) you don't need this, and (2) the way to achieve the body you want is by changing your lifestyle & how you think about food and fitness. Congratulations on seeking a better life after a cancer cure. ...Read more
Is it safe to use the hCG diet? I am a case of ovarian cancer stage 3, had total hysterectomy and 6 cycles chemo last 2007.I'm 5 feet tall, 67 kilos.
Yes: I will probably take heat for this but I am one of those doctors that believes in the HCG diet. I've not seen any patient have trouble or deleterious health effects from this weight loss. If followed, weight loss does occur. Most gain their weight back afterwards because they don't follow a maintenance plan for the 3 weeks after finishing hcg. If you do, the weight stays off. ...Read more
The same cancer: Recurrence means that it's the same cancer that has come back. While it may come back in a different place in the abdomen-- the cell type is the same regardless even if the ovaries are no longer there. A biopsy will show if the recurrence is consistent with the original cancer. ...Read more
Nothing really: No diet is associated with ovarian cancer. However, it is always good to have a healthy-well balanced diet. Cut down carbohydrates, red meat intake- especially processed red meat. Avoid alcohol and tobacco/cigarette. Increase more vegetable, fruits, fibres and exercise regularly. ...Read more
Facts: Ovarian cancer is not a common one in the US. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2013 there were 22, 240 new cases of ovarian cancer in the US. The median age of women with ovarian cancer is 60. This doesn't mean that it cannot occur in a younger woman, but those are the facts. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Ovarian ca: When one is symptomatic due to ovarian cancer- that means the cancer at least already in stage 3 or 4. That means, the cancer has gone outside from the ovary and goes to the peritoneum, mesentery, lymph nodes, or other organs- that is the reason why you have symptoms. If it is in a very early stage- usually it is asymptomatic. ...Read more
Yes: But, it is very rare. There are different types of ovarian ca. Some types affect women in their 20's and other types affect older women. See your md for further evaluation and advice! ...Read more
Ovarian cancer: Please visit her, provide support - emotional, compassion, if necessary financial. Get her help if needed, go with her to the doctor visits and the hospital. Be with her as much as you can - you will never regret it and you will be enriched by it. ...Read more
Estrogen: One theory is that that, assuming they don't get pregnant, there is no real break from the sustained exposure to estrogen that is associated with the non-pregnant state. Again, the assumption here is that non-single (heterosexually married) women are pregnant or "more pregnant" (e.g. higher likelihood of pregnancy) than their counterparts. ...Read more
Possibly: We do not know the precise answer to this question. However, it is reasonable to suspect that there may be a relationship in some cases at least. For instance, we know that women who have tubal sterilization for birth control are at decreased risk of developing ovarina cancer. It is thought that this may be due to blocking of environmental chemicals from reaching the ovary through the tube. ...Read more
Study for what?:
Are you trying to decide if you have advanced ovarian cancer or want to monitor it?
There are no good screening tests but if you are suspicious of a problem, or at high risk, a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound and ca-125 blood test are used for screening. A cat scan can be helpful if there are strong suspicions (abdom bloating, palpable mass, elevated ca-125). Send more info. ...Read more
Homework question?: If this is a homework question, it's a stinker. There are about a dozen common types, each with its own personality. Serous has a counterpart in the 3rd most common cancer of of the endometrium and in primary peritoneal lesions. Clear-cell has fooled pathology residents by its resemblance to common kidney cancer. Dysgerminoma matches a man's seminoma. A good pathology text will tell you more. ...Read more
SEE A Doctor!!!: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific. They often mimic other common conditions. These may include: abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating, pelvic discomfort or pain, persistent indigestion, gas or nausea, changes in bowel habits, such as constipation, changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate, loss of appetite or quickly feeling full, and low back pain. ...Read more
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