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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Osteoporosis: I'm not sure what you mean by a bad foot, but see your podiatrist for help. Low impact to start, certainly. Swimming is a great low impact exercise that is very aerobic and fun to boot. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is hCG diet safe for me? Ovarian cancer 2007, total hysterectomy and chemo done. I'm 38 years old, 5 feet, 67kgs.

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

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Does ovarian cancer cause leg numbness and foot swelling?

OVarian cancer: It can if it is associated with a DVT (blood clot) in that leg. Chemotherapy can also cause numbness. ...Read more

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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

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What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The average age of a woman with ovarian cancer in the us is 62-63. In women with a family history, women with brca1 mutations usually get cancer earlier and women with brca2 mutations get ovarian cancer at a later age. ...Read more

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Need help when ovarian cancer recurs, what kind (s) of cancer is it most likely to be?

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

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Had a Vag u/s 5 months ago. Lately feel crampy with urge to go to bathroom. Is it unlikely ovarian cancer since the u/s 5 mo. Ago? Yearly exam in 1 week

Ovarian cancer: The time frame for development of clinically recognizable cancer is generally on the order of months to years for most ovarian cancers. Your symptoms could be due to several other things though, so be sure to inform your doctor on the next visit and have them evaluated. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cancer csts grow slow or fast?

Do ovarian cancer csts grow slow or fast?

Depends: Ovarian cancer can be of various types and even within those different types the tumor can behave differently in different individuals and hence grow slow or at a more fast/aggressive rate. ...Read more

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Does the diet affect the risk of ovarian cancer?

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

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Symptoms of someone diagnosed with ovarian cancer?

Symptoms of someone diagnosed with ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The four most common symptoms of early ovarian cancer are pain, bloating, feeling full when trying to eat (satiety), and urinary changes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for 30 yr old to get ovarian cancer?

Is it possible for 30 yr old to get ovarian cancer?

Yes, but rare: Ovarian Cancer can occur at any age; however its most come in the 50's and 60's. Its not at all common in 30 year-old women. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Do lots of people get ovarian cancer, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get ovarian cancer, or is it unusual?

1/70: This may be an old number and modified based on specific menstrual and/or family history. ...Read more

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What can you do to protect yourself from ovarian cancer?

What can you do to protect yourself from ovarian cancer?

Birth control pills: The only way to reduce your risk of ovarian cancer is to take birth control pills. The longer you take the pill, the greater your risk reduction. ...Read more

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Is there a link between ovarian cancer and other cancers?

The genetic link is: Brca-2, a hereditary molecular factor that is linked to high incidence of both breast and ovary cancer. It is not common, but when present warrants oopherectomy without ca dx. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer that show up early?

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer that show up early?

Not specific: Early ovarian cancer may cause abdominal discomfort, constipation or diarrhea, bloating, gas, indigestion, fatigue, or back pain. These symptoms are common with other medical problems, which is why ovarian cancer is often not diagnosed at an early stage. ...Read more

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How common is ovarian cancer? Is it common in a 30 yr old?

How common is ovarian cancer? Is it common in a 30 yr old?

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

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Why is it that you get the symptoms you do with ovarian cancer?

Why is it that you get the symptoms you do with ovarian cancer?

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

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Is it possible to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in your 20s?

Is it possible to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in your 20s?

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

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How can I express my love to my partner who has ovarian cancer?

How can I express my love to my partner who has ovarian cancer?

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

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I'm wondering why are single women more prone to ovarian cancer?

I'm wondering why are single women more prone to ovarian cancer?

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

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Can ovarian cancer be caused by enviornmental factors like chemicals?

Can ovarian cancer be caused by enviornmental factors like chemicals?

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

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Expert opinion - should ovarian cancer show up in a routine bloodtest?

Yes/no: Cancer per se rarely shows up in blood. But there is a chemical test we can do, it is called ca 125 which usually runs high and makes us think about ovarain cancer if the level is raise above 100 (normal is unde r35). ...Read more

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If I do nothing for 6 months with my ovarian cancer will I be alright?

If I do nothing for 6 months with my ovarian cancer will I be alright?

Cancer speed: Cancer can worsen by time but it depends on the type of cancer, stage and grade. Slow growing ones can remain stable even for months without treatment while faster ones can get worse in a shorter span of time. ...Read more

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What happens (at a cellular level) with ovarian cancer? Is there a cure?

Here you go: Http://www. Expertconsultbook. Com/expertconsult/ob/book. Do? method=display&type=bookPage&decorator=none&eid=4-u1.0-B978-1-4160-3703-3. 10034-2&isbn=978-1-4160-3703-3 This will get you started. Best chance for a cure is early detection and surgery while it's localized. ...Read more

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What is best study for advanced stage ovarian cancer that is metistatic?

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

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Please suggest what type of cancer is ovarian cancer similar to in nature?

Please suggest what type of cancer is ovarian cancer similar to in nature?

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

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Could you please give me details on ovarian cancer and how often it is for women to have?

Could you please give me details on ovarian cancer and how often it is for women to have?

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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Can a 14 year old have ovarian cancer?

Can a 14 year old have ovarian cancer?

Rare but happens: I ran into such a case as a medical student 40+ years ago. I never heard of another since. As with many things in medicine we never say never. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Cold Hands (Definition)

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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

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