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Do Condoms Cause Ovarian Cancer
Absolutely not!: Consider the source when obtaining medical information. Attorneys.. commercials tv radio church. And other non-medically reviewed sources are usually fantasy or worse. Damaging. Go to national Institute of health, cdc, American College ob. Gyn. These are places to get reliable information. ...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
No: This is worrisome though, especially if it's well above the reference range and there's no clear explanation. (Mild elevations mean little and the range is set so that several percent of healthies fall above.) Get with your physician about this. ...Read more
Not usually: The ovaries are closer to you groin and not likely to refer pain to the tail bone. There are exceptions such as metastatic disease that directly effects the tail bone or causes irritation to the nerves that lead to the tailbone. ...Read more
Bloating is a non-specific symptom. While it may occur with ovarian cancer, it occurs far more often without it.
You may wish to consult this site for symptoms of ovarian cancer. Please keep in mind that none of the symptoms are diagnostic.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/ovarian/basic_info/symptoms. Htm ...Read more
Menses (periods): Are caused by pitutary driving ovaries to produce estrogen, and then develop eggs to burst from ovary for fertilization. Uterine lining builds with estrogen stimulation, when estrogen stops, the linig shed. This does not necessarily change with an ovarian cancer on either side. ...Read more
BRCA 1 and 2: The breast-ovarian cancer (brca 1 and 2) genes are the only ones so far proven to cause susceptibility to ovarian cancer (as high as 50% lifetime risk for ovarian, 85% for breast cancer if you have a mutation. Other ovarian cancer susceptibility genes may be identified by ongoing research. ...Read more
Ca Ovary, bloating: Hello ~ from the word bloating, I am assuming you mean increase in abdominal size, or enlargement of the belly. If that is what you mean, it usually occurs in Stage 4 of the disease and it is due to peritoneal fluid increase (ascites) and from direct spread from the ovary to the peritoneum. Ca Ovary too often presents at this stage which is hopeless. Annual checks to MD can avoid this. Thx ...Read more
It might: A woman with ovarian cancer who develops new side or hip pain should notify her oncologist. Ovarian cancer can cause such pain if it has spread to the bones or is growing near the kidney or the muscles of the abdominal wall. It is rare for isolated hip or side pain to be the first symptom of ovarian cancer. ...Read more
No: There is no evidence that the heat generated from a laptop is associated with ovarian disease. ...Read more
Does circulating IGF-1 increase as a result of ovarian cancer (in other words, does the cancer itself cause the increase in IGF-1)?
Yes, it can: I'm not an expert but I have seen some literature to suggest that IGF1 may be one of the markers released by certain ovarian cancer cells, as well as several IGF receptor proteins. It looks as if this might increase the virulence of the cancer. If you are concerned about yourself, ask the doctor who tested you for more guidance. Good luck. ...Read more
Possible Risk Factor: Risk factors for ovarian cancer include increasing age, obesity, prolonged use of fertility drugs, and family history of breast, ovarian, or colon cancer, especially for persons with brca 1 or 2 mutations. However, it's impossible to know why any individual develops cancer since having a risk factor does not guarantee the disease will develop and many people with cancer may not have risk factor. ...Read more
No one cause: There is no specific cause for ovarian cancer, but several risk factors have been identified. Women who have a family history of either ovarian, breast, or colon cancer all are at increased risk for ovarian cancer. Most ovarian cancers are diagnosed in the six or seventh decades of life, and typically arise from the ovarian epithelium. There is no effective screening test for ovarian cancer. ...Read more
These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more
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