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Doctor insights on: Does Ovarian Cancer Cause Leg Numbness And Foot Swelling

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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 a puffy leg, numbness in toe, and swelling in foot.What should I do?

I have a puffy leg, numbness in toe, and swelling in foot.What should I do?

Leg edma: There are several causes of lower leg edma . It could be vascula problem or traumatic injury. Are these both legs or just one? And that need to be considered to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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Which type of leg pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

Leg pain: Leg pain has a multitude of potential causes that are not directly due to ovarian cancer. Ie. Ovarian cance does not always produce a specific leg pain. Important causes of leg pain to out though are a blood clot and an issue of cancer in the bones. Leg pain could also be related to muscle fatigue, strain, spine issues and such. Either way you should see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What kind of leg pain can be associated with ovarian cancer?

DVT: It can be related to the deep vein thrombosis. Other options: tumor compression of nerve roots or penetration of pelvic muscles. ...Read more

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What kind of leg pain is often associated with ovarian cancer?

Most likely sciatica: Since ovarian cancer can spread throughout the pelvis, it is most likely due to something like sciatica, or pressure on the sciatic nerve that causes pain down the leg. However, ovarian cancer can also spread to bone, causing pain, as well as release a hormone that can cause breakdown of bone, also leading to pain. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me where is leg pain in regard to ovarian cancer?

Unclear question: Ovarian cancer should not cause leg pain as the only symptom. Go see a doctor if the leg pain is a serious problem and it is persistent. ...Read more

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Is hCG diet safe for me?Ovarian cancer 2007, total hysterectomy and chemo done.I'm 38 years old, 5 feet, 67kgs.

Bad choice: The HCG diet prescribes a severely calorie-restricted diet and prescribes a pricey placebo to go with it, then attributes the success of the diet to the placebo. You are smart enough to realize that (1) you don't need this, and (2) the way to achieve the body you want is by changing your lifestyle & how you think about food and fitness. Congratulations on seeking a better life after a cancer cure. ...Read more

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I am 39yrs old w/ osteoporosis due ovarian cancer when i was 27. I am 127lbs/5'2 want to join the gym & need to know what to do. Also have a bad foot?

Osteoporosis: I'm not sure what you mean by a bad foot, but see your podiatrist for help. Low impact to start , certainly. Swimming is a great low impact exercise that is very aerobic and fun to boot. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use the hCG diet?I am a case of ovarian cancer stage 3, had total hysterectomy and 6 cycles chemo last 2007.I'm 5 feet tall, 67 kilos.

Yes: I will probably take heat for this but I am one of those doctors that believes in the HCG diet. I've not seen any patient have trouble or deleterious health effects from this weight loss. If followed, weight loss does occur. Most gain their weight back afterwards because they don't follow a maintenance plan for the 3 weeks after finishing hcg. If you do, the weight stays off. ...Read more

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. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more