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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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Can ovarian cancer cause pain in the opposite side? Where I have no ovary

Can ovarian cancer cause pain in the opposite side? Where I have no ovary

Ovarian pain: Pain can radiate but usually should be on the the same side of the cancer. Other causes of pain should be considered. ...Read more

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I had an inflimation of the ovaries can dis cause cancer later on in life?

I had an inflimation of the ovaries can dis cause cancer later on in life?

Not likely: The cancer of the ovaries is not caused by inflamation. You should do your annual check with your doctor and this should suffice for now. ...Read more

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I had an inflammation of the ovaries can this cause cancer later on in life?

No established data: No established data. Here is some more information on ovarian cancer:

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/ovarian-cancer. ...Read more

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Told talc can cause ovary cancer. Baby powder no longer ok. What don't they know about face powder?

Told talc can cause ovary cancer. Baby powder no longer ok. What don't they know about face powder?

May be: Lot of investigative reports available implicating commonly used talcum power for absorbing moisture on the body as cause for varies malignancies. Naturally occurring talc has varies minerals like magnesium silicone salts along with asbestos which is known carcinogen but removed totally in the tolc. Tp applied over labial area will reach to ovary (like sperm) may cause ca of ovaries. ...Read more

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I was told at the ER that I have multiple cysts on both ovaries! Can this cause cancer?

I was told at the ER that I have multiple cysts on both ovaries! Can this cause cancer?

No: You should talk to your doctor about conditions associated with polycystic ovaries, however. ...Read more

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I don't think I am asking question right if my ovary is enlarged would it be due to a mass or can ovarian cancer cause ovary to swell with no mass?

Definitions: A mass usually describes an abnormal enlargement that could be solid or cystic sometimes similarly referred to as a tumor. Masses or tumors can occur in any organ or the body like the ovary but they can be benign or malignant. It is then called cancer if it is malignant as shown on a biopsy. Thus, the cause of a mass may be a cancer or a benign condition. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in both ovaries and back pain constant for 2 days. Could it be ovarian cancer?

back pain & ovaries: Most likely not cancer. Very likely ruptured ovarian cyst. If pain continues need to see healthcare provider, although most ruptured cyst symptoms resolve with time. Good Luck ...Read more

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Can a laptop on the lap affect female fertility or cause cancer of the ovaries? Use mine on the bus a lot.

Can a laptop on the lap affect female fertility or cause cancer of the ovaries? Use mine on the bus a lot.

Not likely: I am not aware of any information that suggests a link between laptop use and fertility or cancer rate. But then there are a lot of things we don't know about. ...Read more

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2cm mass on ovary has grown to 5cm in about 8 months it causes a lot of pain and sometimes nausea. Cancer runs in my family should I worry?

2cm mass on ovary has grown to 5cm in about 8 months it causes a lot of pain and sometimes nausea. Cancer runs in my family should I worry?

Get it checked: Since you know the sizes it sounds like you have a doctor following this. Most ovarian masses are cysts, but you need to know what it is. If it is not a cyst then you may need a biopsy or laparoscopy to further investigate. Ask your doctor what it is and if they are not sure then ask to see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Had a lap hysterectomy approx 4 weeks ago including removal of both ovaries & tubes due to endometrial cancer. Exp shooting intermittent pains. Cause?

Had a lap hysterectomy approx 4 weeks ago including removal of both ovaries & tubes due to endometrial cancer. Exp shooting intermittent pains. Cause?

Lap hysterrectomy: Any form of extensive abdominal surgery produces scar tissue ("adhesions") at the raw surfaces where tissue is removed (ovaries, tubes, vaginal site of uterine removal). These can attach to loops of intestine (like sticky glue) and when the intestine moves food through the contractions cause sharp pain. If this continues, see your surgeon and discuss possible solutions. ...Read more

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Is one CT scan of abdomen and pelvis likely to cause cancer?

Is one CT scan of abdomen and pelvis likely to cause cancer?

Not usually one: Radiation dose from ct is about 100 times chest x-ray. However the exact number of scans to induce cancer is not precisely known. If ct is necessary for diagnosis it is very accurate tool. Most institutions have reduced amount of exposure in recent years. If same diagnosis can be made with mr or ultrasound, non ionizing radiation, they should be chosen. Certain medical problems ct is necessary. ...Read more

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When I go toilet to urinate or bowel movement sometimes it causes pain in front of pelvis? Is that ovarian cancer or something?

Probable cystitis: Ovarian and other cancers in pelvis rarely associated with pain unless there is bowel obstruction from mets. Pain on urinating mostly from inflammation in bladder. Urine analysis, colonoscopy and cystoscopy needed if urine analysis doesn't resoslve issue. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged ovary be cancer?

Can an enlarged ovary be cancer?

Many causes: There can be ovarian cysts, benign growths or tumors, cancerous tumors. An ultrasound and evaluation by a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist can help distinguish the cause of enlargement. Often it is not a cause of worry unless one is postmenopausal, then it can be more worrisome. I have shared this with gyn subspecialists for more detailed information in comments or answers. ...Read more

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Ok what is 3mm of fat on ovary? Cancer?

Ok what is 3mm of fat on ovary? Cancer?

Unlikely: Fat on the ovary is more often associated with a dermoid or benign cystic teratoma tumor. This is a benign tumor of the ovary. Crazy as it sounds, these tumors can also grow hair and teeth! You can only find out by having tumor removed and examined by a pathologist, but this is most likely what it means. ...Read more

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What is frank malignancy on ovary or or borderline is cancer?

What is frank malignancy on ovary or or borderline is cancer?

No borderline cancer: There is no borderline cancer, it is cancer or it is not a cancer, determined after biopsy, by the pathologist only. Some cancers are low grade, and others high grade spread rapidly. There are some tumors which are premalignant, by waiting long time may turn into malignant, their removal will cure. In ovary benign cystadenoma may turn to malignant cystadenocarcinoma. ...Read more

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For my discomfort and my enlarged ovary and how can they know for sure it isn't cancer?

For my discomfort and my enlarged ovary and how can they know for sure it isn't cancer?

Biopsy: The only way to make sure is to do a biopsy and have the tissue examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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If the ovary needs to be removed for complete pathologic analysis after removed if is not cancer can preserved back to pantients?

No: Complete examination by a pathologist will require fixing the tissue in formalin which kills all cells. If only a part of the ovary, containing the suspicious lesion, is removed, that may preserve enough ovarian tissue to maintain ovarian function. ...Read more

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I have polysistic ovaries with cycst could this turn into cancer?

I have polysistic ovaries with cycst could this turn into cancer?

Not so likely: Women with polycystic ovaries are at increased risk for endometrial cancer because of the hormonal chaos. The cysts of the ovaries in polycystic disease aren't undergoing rapid cell turnover, hence the low cancer risk. By contrast, primary cancers announce themselves as individual cysts but grow rapidly. ...Read more

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Tenderness and pain in brest ovary cancer symtoms?

Tenderness and pain in brest ovary cancer symtoms?

Please clarify: Are you asking if breast pain is a symptom of ovarian cancer? Usually not. Here is a good resource on ovarian cancer symptoms

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/ovarian-cancer/symptoms-and-signs. ...Read more

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What can the ovaries have to do with cancer?

Symptoms:: Symptoms of ovarian cancer:
abdominal pressure, fullness, or swelling,
pelvic discomfort,
persistent indigestion, gas or nausea, changes in bowel habits, like constipation,
changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate,
loss of appetite or quickly feeling full, increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist,
persistent lack of energy,
low back pain. ...Read more

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Can cancer form on the ovaries What are symptom?

Can cancer form on the ovaries What are symptom?

Yes: Yes, ovarian cancer is a disease which can strike women, usually after menopause. Bloating or pelvic discomfort is a common symptom. Unfortunately, (unlike cervical cancer) there is no screening test shown to reduce mortality of the disease. Women with family history of early onset (age <50) breast cancer or of ovarian cancer at any age may have genetic risk due to abnoslity of gene BRCA. ...Read more

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What's the survival rate for cancer of the ovary?

Depends in stage: 'survival rate for cancer of ovary' depends on several factors like age, race, type of cell, and stage of disease etc. Over all 5 year suvival rate of 46%, if detected in early stage 75 % or better, survival rate is getting better with newer effective chemotherapeutic agents, and early detection due to awareness of disease. ...Read more

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I have two simple cysts on my ovary. Am quite worried. What's the chances they could be cancer?

I have two simple cysts on my ovary. Am quite worried. What's the chances they could be cancer?

Post menopause cysts: The incidence of malignant transformation- tuning into cancer is low. In one study < 1%. Most persisted unchanged or resolved spontaneously. Do not worry.

http://www. Sciencedirect. Com/science/article/pii/S0301211512000346

Another study http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/726319 concluded simple ovarian cysts. .. was not linked to a later increased risk for ovarian cancer.... ...Read more

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Have 5mm fat on ovary 2 yrs no growth now same ovary 3mm one both non vascular cancer? Very scared

Fat = dermoid: Most of the time, fat on an ovarian cyst implies that you have a dermoid cyst or mature teratoma. These are not cancer. I wasn't sure what you meant by '3mm one both non- vascular'. Findings on ultrasound which suggest ovarian cancer are: wall thickness > 3mm, papillations, mural nodularity, septations and solid masses or masses with solid components. These are most concerning. ...Read more

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For 3 months ive had a nigling feeling on my right ovary - no pain, just a feeling. No other symptoms, sometimes on other ovary too. Cancer? Thankyou!

I doubt cancer: Given your age, Cancer is highly unlikely.
The sensations that you are feeling are not related to your ovaries. In fact ovaries are so deeply situated you can not localise where they are in your belly/pelvis. So quit worrying and ignore these sensations. You seem to be worried unnecessarily. You should get your attention off of this area. Perhaps daily exercise (good brisk walk) will help you. ...Read more

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Have a. 3 CM calcification on ovary is that cancer?

Need more info: Calcifications are seen in both benign and malignant conditions of ovary. In malignant lesions calcifications show certain pattern. 8 % of malignant ovarian tumors show calcifications, speak to your doctor., your may not be malignant. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, estrogen and ...Read more