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Diseases That Mimic Ovarian Cancer
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
Are breast tumor, cyst and cancer have same symptoms? Tumor has similar but which does cancer have that tumors don't carry?
Lumps: Tumor is a nonspecific term for a growth which may be benign or malignant. Malignant tumors grow and often spread while benign tumors may grow but don't spread to distant tissues. A cyst is a fluid filled growth which is usually benign. Even benign breast tumors and cysts may cause pain and tenderness and may require surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Related to spread: Metastatic refers to a cancer that has spread from the original site that it originated from to a more distant site in the body. For example, if a woman had ovarian cancer and it spread to the lungs then this would be consider metastatic disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Colon Cancer is induced for the most part in non hereditary disease by viral transfection. The most common organism is the polyoma virus. Ovarian cancer is not derived from this viral event. Colon cancer begins in the mucosa of the bowel where ovarian Ca is an epithelial disease similar to that of peritoneal carcinomatosis. The only relationship is when colon metastasizes to ovary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can ovarian cancer be caused by hormones like some breast cancers? I had a false-positive pregnancy test and have ovarian cancer.
Is PID associated with cervical or other cancers? Does PID cause cancer, or are women who already have cancer likely to develop PID?
Not really: These are not really related conditions. PID is caused by bacteria from the vagina ( or sexually transmitted bacteria) getting up the cervix into the uterus and tubes and setting up an infection. This isn't really related to cancer at all. The only exception is that very severe cancers can cause necrosis of tissue which can mimic infection in many ways. ...Read more
Yes, there can be: There are some genetic blood tests brca type. So far, there is brca i and brca 2. This doesn't mean you can't have an inherited form of breast ca and ovarian ca---as of now not yet discovered, and no blood test to determine a patient's risk. A woman can have breast and ovarian cancer and have negative genetic tests----we don't have all the answers yet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The only common: Feature is abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting. The gall bladder lives in the right upper portion of the abdomen, ovaries live in the pelvis. When ovarian cancer leaves the ovary, it may seed the abdominal cavity, cause bowel obstructions. The two diagnoses are not often confused. ...Read more
Are there any diseases that can cause lesions on multiple organs (liver,brain,pancreas,etc) besides metastatic cancer?
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