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I only have periods every 3 to 4 Months. I have had a few miscarriages andi want to know if its possible that i have ovarian cancer.

I only have periods every 3 to 4 Months. I have had a few miscarriages andi want to know if its possible that i have ovarian cancer.

Not likely: Unless you have a family history of ovarian cancer or BRACA positivity, not likely. I am concerned about the reason for your miscarriages. Have you been evaluated for a blood clotting disorder? You should be seen by a complicated OB specialist and be evaluated for your miscarriages and your decreased frequency of periods. Are you in otherwise good health? Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

It is a cancer which arises from the ovary. This cancer is typically silent, producing little or no symptoms till it spreads, first into the pelvic area and later into the peritoneal cavity leading to fluid accumulation(ascites) which is often the first symptom. Despite its late presentation, there is a reasonable treatment for it, with some long term survivors even ...Read more


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I've had 2 miscarriage s and I'm trying to conceive and I have irregular peroids. I may think I have ovarian cancer. Lump in pubic region.

I've had 2 miscarriage s and I'm trying to conceive and I have irregular peroids. I may think I have ovarian cancer.  Lump in pubic region.

Don't worry: Many young women have irregular periods due to anovulatory cycles. Early miscarriages are common and are not necessarily an indication that you will have problems carrying a pregnancy to term. Ovarian cancer is very unlikely in a 20 year old, but it you feel a lump in your pubic region, you should have it examined by a healthcare provider so you know what it is and than you will not have to worr ...Read more

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Do fertility drugs increase your risk of developing ovarian cancer?

Do fertility drugs increase your risk of developing ovarian cancer?

Minimal: If there is a risk, is with Clomid after 12 months of use and the risk is minimal. The greatest risk is infertility itself and not the medications. In the grand majority of patients there is no reason to use Clomid for 12 months. The treatment is usually changed if the patient has not conceived after 4-6 cycles. ...Read more

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Are there new drugs which could improve management of ovarian cancer patients?

Are there new drugs which could improve management of ovarian cancer patients?

Much too broad a ??: Cancer is very complicated and it is evaluated for each patient differently. Speak with an oncologist. ...Read more

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Heard again that fertility drugs are linked to ovarian cancer. Thought that was not true. Now not sure what to believe. Do I need ultrasounds yearly?

Heard again that fertility drugs are linked to ovarian cancer. Thought that was not true. Now not sure what to believe. Do I need ultrasounds yearly?

Infertility Yes Rx N: Infertility and having no children are independent risk factors for ovarian cancer. Some injectable super-ovulation drugs had some initial concern for increasing cancer risk but most believe that any increase in risk is minimal. No specific screening is recommended for ovarian cancer. Ca-125 testing and ultrasound have not been effective at determining who will develop ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Heard again that fertility drugs are linked to ovarian cancer. Thought that was not true. Now not sure what to believe. Do I need ultrasounds yearly?

Heard again that fertility drugs are linked to ovarian cancer. Thought that was not true. Now not sure what to believe. Do I need ultrasounds yearly?

No ultrasounds: Anything that stimulates the ovaries can theoretically increase risk for ovarian cancer, whether fertility drugs or the constant stimulation of uninterrupted monthly cycles in women who never get pregnant. However, the risk is low. There is no good screening test for ovarian cancer, so just pay attention to your body and let your doctor know of any abdominal discomfort. And try not to worry! ...Read more

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Curious as to why anti-egfr drugs have been largely unsuccessful for ovarian cancer treatment?

Curious as to why anti-egfr drugs have been largely unsuccessful for ovarian cancer treatment?

Clever cancer: Cancers are composed of populations of cells which divide and multiply rapidly and which have various abnormal metabolic pathways. Anti-egfr drugs are designed to block one important pathway whereby cancer cells promote blood vessel growth to feed them, but they can activate other pathways to do this when the drug is used, or they can mutate so that the receptor isn't blocked by the drug. ...Read more

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Stage 3c ovarian cancer in 2011 done several chemo drugs now in liver and have colostomy doc says if no more chemo qual of life 6 mo fair assessment?

Doc may be right: I can not fully answer your question without knowing which chemotherapy drugs have been used(we have 5-6 good drugs for ovarian cancer). But once the cancer becomes resistant to all drugs then life is short...Usually a matter of months than years. But you can get a second opinion from another oncologist if you want to be absolutely certain. ...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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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


Diethylstilbestrol (Definition)

It was mistakenly used in the past (until 1971 in the us) to prevent miscarriages and premature delivery. It was later recognized to increase the risk iof certain cancers in mothers and babies exposed to it, as well as causing abnormal development of sexual organs ...Read more