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Does Ovarian Cancer Run In Families
Yes it can: A family history of ovarain cancer in a first-degree relative (sister, mother, daughter) increases the ovarain cacner risk in a erson. Certain inherited genetic syndromes such as brca mutation carriers and patients with lynch syndrome are predisposed to ovarain cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer and it does run in my family. But I do not have health insurance. What do I do?
Obamacare will help: State or federal websites where you can go to buy insurance are called health insurance exchanges, or marketplaces. California's marketplace is called Covered California, and is where people can go to compare and select health plans offered by private companies, and to find out if they are eligible for Financial Aid to help afford the insurance. Meanwhile, go to a county Ob-Gyn clinic for an exam. ...Read more
BRAC testing: With a family history of ovarian cancer, you might want to consider brac 1 and 2 testing. A mutation in one of these genes has a dramatic effect on your risk of both ovarian and breast cancer. To answer your question, there is no perfect age, because there is no perfect test for ovarian cancer. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Never play "guess the odds" if there is any reason to think there is a cancer. I'm going to assume that a mass has been found in the ovary and that it's been recommended that a determination be made as to whether it's ovarian cancer. One-year-old girls can get ovarian cancer. ...Read more
Sometimes: Usually this is only considered if the patient has a known genetic predisposition, such as hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (associated with brca1 and brca2). Talk to your doctor to see if your family history meets the criteria for testing for an inherited cancer syndrome. Note that these syndromes only make up a small fraction of the cancer diagnosed here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does an ovarian cyst larger than 6 CM have to be removed if you have a history of ovarian cancer in your family? The cyst has enlarged over 3 months.
Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cancer can present as cystic lesion .It is sometimes not easy to differentiate benign cyst to malignant cyst. Thus, if the cyst is big and growing-a surgical resection should be seriously considered. Talk to your gynecology oncologist and discuss more in regard to surgery etc. The risk for you is even more significant with the positive family history of ovarian cancer. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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