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Doctor insights on: Diseases That Mimic Ovarian Cancer

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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 have stage 2 low grade 1 ovarian cancer after op no macroscopic disease. Onc insist no chemo needed. Is there evidence that it makes a differenc?

I have stage 2 low grade 1 ovarian cancer after op no macroscopic  disease.  Onc insist no chemo needed. Is there evidence that it makes a differenc?

Seek another opinion: There is evidence for chemo after surgery in stage ii ovarian cancer Ella (ulipristal acetate) prevent recurrent disease. There are a few subsets of ovarian ca that may not require chemo but classic path should be treated even if there is no macro disease. ...Read more

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Hello I am awaitinf key hole surgey to get diagnosed with endometriosis and polysistic ovarian disease.Is tha ovarian cancer?

Hello I am awaitinf key hole surgey to get diagnosed with endometriosis and polysistic ovarian disease.Is tha ovarian cancer?

No but ---: At your age you should have very little concern for ovarian cancer. However, endometriosis and pcos are quite common at your age. There is no definite relationship between these three diagnoses. ...Read more

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Could a cyst on right ovary lead to a higher incidence of ovarian cancer or polycystic disease?

Cysts vs. CA: Ovarian cysts are quite common if ovulating and rarely produce cancer. However, persistent cysts need evaluation via exam or ultrasound to be certain. Polycystic ovaries are also non-cancerous with obesity, anovulation and hair growth as symptoms. ...Read more

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If a family member has ovarian cancer, can genetic screening determine if other family members will get the disease?

If a family member has ovarian cancer, can genetic screening determine if other family members will get the disease?

Yes: Ovarian cancer, especially pre-menopausal ovarian cancer is a rare disease and i recommend family members of such patients atleast have a genetics consultation to talk about testing. Brca-1 and brca-2 mutations put women at a much higher risk of developing ovarian, breast and endometrial cancers. More common in jewish women. Hnpcc (lynch syndrome) also increases the risks of female cancers. ...Read more

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What is ovarian cancer?

What is ovarian cancer?

Cancer in ovary: Malignancy (cancer) that arises from the epithelium, stroma, or germ cells of the ovary. There can also be metastatic disease to the ovaries from cancer elsewhere. ...Read more

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Ovarian cancer symtoms?

None specific, early: Unfortunately there are no specific symptoms in early disease, other than vague symptoms like bloating, abdominal discomfort etc. See the following site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293. ...Read more

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Do I have ovarian cancer?

Probably not: But you'll have to give us a few more clues to get our input, but better to see your doctor to discuss prospect and risk. Unless fm hx, brca-2 +, i would not worry at 24. ...Read more

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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