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On average, do gynecologists see many women under 40 with ovarian cancer?

On average, do gynecologists see many women under 40 with ovarian cancer?

No many compared: Women under 40 can get ovarian cancer and if that would happen to any of my patients which is infrequent, i immediately refer them to a friend of mine who is a board certified gyn cancer surgeon for the proper treatment. ...Read more

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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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How does a gynecologist to tell if you have PID or ovarian cancer?

How does a gynecologist to tell if you have PID or ovarian cancer?

Trained to do: Gynecologist is highly trained professional in female health problems , can ' tell if you have pid or ovarian cancer " by examination and tests , just like an orange from apple. ...Read more

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Can a gynaecologist see if there's ovarian cancer by looking at ur cervix? I have all the signs of OC also two 3cm cysts. He Refused me a smear.

Can a gynaecologist see if there's ovarian cancer by looking at ur cervix? I have all the signs of OC also two 3cm cysts. He Refused me a smear.

No: The gynecologist can not tell if you have ovarian cancer by looking at your cervix. Your ovaries are in your pelvis, and you would need an ultrasound to see if there are any masses that would be suggestive of ovarian cancer. A pap test is used to screen for cervical cancer, and cervical cancer can sometimes be seen if it has progressed and you have a large mass on your cervix (biopsy needed). ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer be felt during exam?

In some cases: In some cases of ovarian cancer, a mass (or masses) can be felt in the pelvis with a manual vaginal examination. In advanced cases, a swollen abdomen from ascites can be seen on exam (but this is not specific for ovarian cancer). In most cases of ovarian cancer, the findings on exam are quite nonspecific. ...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

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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Just went to gyno. For yearly can they tell if you have ovarian cancer? Pap or pelvic exam?

Just went to gyno.  For yearly can they tell if you have ovarian cancer? Pap or pelvic exam?

Annual exam: A pap smear is typically done during the annual exam. A pap smear is the test done to detect and prevent cervical cancer. During the pelvic exam the ovaries are felt. This is one of the screening tools to detect ovarian abnormalities. In some cases a sonogram is done to better assess the ovaries. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cancer only detectable by pelvic exam after it has advanced?

Is ovarian cancer only detectable by pelvic exam after it has advanced?

Imaging/tissue too: Physical exam and imaging such as ultrasound or ct are helpful in confirming the presence of a mass. Generally the diagnosis requires a surgical procedure to obtain tissue samples to confirm cancer. ...Read more

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Does a normal pelvic exam rule out ovarian cancer?

Pelvic exam: A good pelvic exam by a seasoned professional can often pick up abnormalities. However, if a cancer is very small it may not be discovered in a routine pelvic exam. An ultrasound can pick up small lesions. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Normal pelvic exam lower back pain and urine frequency could you have ovarian cancer?

Back pain&ovarianCA: Ovarian ca is the silent ca. It is hard to diagnosis and it can be easily confused with other problems. Symptoms are bloating, pelvic and back pain, frequent urination, difficulty eating, weight loss , which have been present for at least 6-12 months. The most common cause of frequency and back pain is a bladder infection...But pleas see your doctor and get checked out for both. ...Read more

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Having the urge to urinate a lot. Had a pelvic exam and vag u/s 5 months ago. Uti ruled out. Could it be ovarian cancer?

Having the urge to urinate a lot. Had a pelvic exam and vag u/s 5 months ago. Uti ruled out. Could it be ovarian cancer?

Seems unlikely: Ovarian cancer would not be my first thought in someone with urinary urgency. Overactive bladder and interstitial cystitis are common causes. An obgyn visit will be needed to help sort this out and do the evaluation. If needed a referral to a Urogynecologist may be helpful. ...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


Dr. Carol Major
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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more