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What is meant by end stage ovarian cancer?

What is meant by end stage ovarian cancer?

Not curable: Typically when someone refers to end stage they are describing a case that is not curable. Most of the time these are patients who have developed disease that has spread to parts of the body outside of where the cancer originally developed (i.e. Metastasis). ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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My mom has Lewy body dementia, end stage ovarian cancer, now taking saraquil for anxiety and walking floors, not helping! how can we give her comfort?

My mom has Lewy body dementia, end stage ovarian cancer, now taking saraquil  for anxiety and walking floors, not helping! how can we give her comfort?

Hospice care: There are many meds useful for anxiety associated with your mom's diagnoses. A call to a hospice program can link you with a provider that is specialized in managing complex end of life issues focusing on comfort and quality of life. ...Read more

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Mom, Lewy body dementia, end stage ovarian cancer, hospice will not treat dementia, (moving faster) meds make dementia worse, hospice can not take care?

Mom, Lewy body dementia, end stage ovarian cancer, hospice will not treat dementia, (moving faster) meds make dementia worse, hospice can not take care?

Hospice have : Differing rules and regulations regarding acceptance of patients. It's difficult for u to plead your case against a big institution. Other options for u is to apply for fmla for urself to help with your mom's care or privately hire an LPN or cna for this purpose. God bless u and ur mom! ...Read more

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What to do if I have ovarian cancer and i feel so full all the time?

What to do if I have ovarian cancer and i feel so full all the time?

Ascites: Ovarian cancer causes an acumulation of fluid inside your abdomen called ascites. This will sometimes make you feel like you are bloated or full in your tummy. ...Read more

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I'm concerned that I have symptoms of ovarian cancer but I have no insurance and getting answers is taking a long time, how fast does cancer progress?

Well...: There is no easy answer to your question, other than to say that ovarian cancer is quite uncommon at your age except in rare situations. I would encourage you to continue looking for medical help. Most cities have county hospitals and if not, many private docs or hospitals often have indigent programs. Even if it is not cancer, sounds like you have issues that need to be dealt with. Best 2u. ...Read more

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What happens in the 4th stage of ovarian cancer, how long is life expectancy in this final stage?

Unpredictable: There are many different types of ovarian cancer. Stage IV means it is in the liver or outside the peritoneal cavity. Two types can still be cured most of the time no matter how advanced. Around 15% of women with other stage IV ovarian cancers are alive 5 years later. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would ovarian cancer cause the feeling of being full all of the time? Or more likely just early satiety?

Would ovarian cancer cause the feeling of being full all of the time? Or more likely just early satiety?

Agree with Dr. Legha: Ovarian cancer does not have specific symptoms.
Please consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-20028096
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mum got diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time, what can I do to support her?

What do you suggest if my mum got diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time, what can I do to support her?

Proper support: When a primary ovarian cancer is treated a hysterectomy is usually performed, both ovaries come out , pelvic nodes are dissected and the omental fat pad taken. With a recurrent lesion, debulking to less than 1 cm. if possible followed by chemotherapy. Many patients can be cured by this approach ...Read more

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I have pain in my bowel which is sore all the time.I have had ovarian cancer?

See Dr.: With your history of cancer, and depending on if you needed radiation tx, etc. That could affect your bowel area. It could be several other bowel conditions as well. You are young at 39 and should not have to suffer with bowel pain. Get regular evals with your dr. And discuss the problem as a good exam and a few tests may help you get the proper treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm on my laptop a lot and most of that time its on my lap. Can this cause ovarian cancer?

I'm on my laptop a lot and most of that time its on my lap.  Can this cause ovarian cancer?

No: There is no evidence that the heat generated from a laptop is associated with ovarian disease. ...Read more

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Normal time frame for follow up 8 weeks if diagnosed with 4.4cm "slightly complex" cyst (painful) on 5.1cm ovary w/ fam history of ovarian cancer?

Normal time frame for follow up 8 weeks if diagnosed with 4.4cm "slightly complex" cyst (painful)  on 5.1cm ovary w/ fam history of ovarian cancer?

Yes: 2 months is enough time to observe any trends but not so long to be significant if it does get worse. The vast majority of cysts are normal and will require no intervention. Ovarian cancer is not very common, just difficult to detect early. When there is a family history, genetic testing (BRCA) should be considered if it has not been yet. ...Read more

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Period is now finished and still feel bloated and keep checking everyone says I look normal but I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer could it be in myhead?

Period is now finished and still feel bloated and keep checking everyone says I look normal but I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer could it be in myhead?

In head: Malignancy in an ovary is essentially asymptomatic. Only when it metastasizes to omentum, the fat pad of the transverse colon does symptoms appear as an upper abdominal mass and secondarily the production of ascites which could produce swelling and a bloated feeling. A scan of the abdomen can resolve the issue ...Read more

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I completed chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. No cancer was detected in followup tests. Am i still at risk for cancer? #nqlu my chemotherapy started last sept. And ended in early jan. Last nov., i had surgery (hysterectomy). I have since had clean reading

I completed chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. No cancer was detected in followup tests. Am i still at risk for cancer?  #nqlu my chemotherapy started last sept. And ended in early jan. Last nov., i had surgery (hysterectomy). I have since had clean reading

Yes, you are.: You are always at a risk of your cancer returning. The higher your stage, the higher the risk. The goal of chemotherapy is to kill any cells that were not removed by surgery. Hopefully that worked and got every last cancer cell, but ovarian cancer has a nasty tendency to come back. Go here for the statistics: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/ovary.html ...Read more

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Could the transvaginal ultrasound not catch ovarian cancer on time before it spreads to other organs?

Could the transvaginal ultrasound not catch ovarian cancer on time before it spreads to other organs?

Possibly: The transvaginal ultrasound (u/s) is arguably the best screening tool for ovarian cancer (oca) but certainly the quality of the u/s and the state of the oca when it was discovered can affect the value of the early diagnosis. A recent study comparing the survival of persons whose oca was detected by u/s to those diagnosed by other means showed significant increased survival in the u/s group. ...Read more

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Daughter is 13&periods aren't regular but it stopped for 4 days then came bac for 11 days + doesn't seem to be slowing down. Start of Ovarian cancer?

Daughter is 13&periods aren't regular but it stopped for 4 days then came bac for 11 days + doesn't seem to be slowing down. Start of Ovarian cancer?

No: early periods after puberty tend to be irregular, and anovulatory (means with no ova or eggs), please take your child to your doctor to examine and reassure you both, good luck ...Read more

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I got my period 16 days ago and I got it again today! This is the third time this has happened. I'm 43 and usually regular.Grandma died ovarian cancer?

I got my period 16 days ago and I got it again today! This is the third time this has happened. I'm 43 and usually regular.Grandma died ovarian cancer?

Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example). U should see a GYN. ...Read more

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Does this mean that the transvaginal ultrasound does not catch ovarian cancer on time before it spreads?

Does this mean that the transvaginal ultrasound does not catch ovarian cancer on time before it spreads?

Only a small : Percentage of ovarian cancers are found by accident on ultrasound before they spread outside of the ovary. ...Read more

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Can my grandmother develop breast cancer and ovarian cancer at the exact same time?

Can my grandmother develop breast cancer and ovarian cancer at the exact same time?

Yes: There are two ways this can happen: 1. She had breast cancer with "drop metastases", meaning spread of breast cancer to the ovaries. This can happen with breast cancers that have the estrogen receptor.
2. She had both breast and ovarian cancer at the same time, mostly likely associated with a brca mutation. With this history, you may benefit from genetic counseling and/or testing. ...Read more

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Twice, I've had the same kind of pain on my left ovary during my period. The first time, the pain made me feel bloated. Could this be ovarian cancer?

Twice, I've had the same kind of pain on my left ovary during my period. The first time, the pain made me feel bloated. Could this be ovarian cancer?

Hard to tell/no exam: It is hard enough to diagnose ovarian cancer with an examination and ancillary index of suspicion. It is impossible in this forum to give you an accurate answer without a physical examination by a GYN MD. See one soon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have brain cancer, ovarian cancer and multiple sclerosis all at the same time?

Is it possible to have brain cancer, ovarian cancer and multiple sclerosis all at the same time?

Unlikely: Theoretically yes, but would suspect that the most logical sequence would involve ovarian cancer spreading into brain and/or spinal cord and causing neurological symptoms, especially cerebellar ataxia. But then, this would seem like ms, but more likely would be a paraneoplastic syndrome. ...Read more

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I was diag. With UTI and given macrobid. 4 days later, still have fever and feel worse! I finished chemo for ovarian cancer in jan. What to do?

I was diag. With UTI and given macrobid. 4 days later, still have fever and feel worse! I finished chemo for ovarian cancer in jan. What to do?

Call your doctor: It could be that your UTI is due to some bacteria resistant to macrobid. But your symptoms of fever and feeling worse may be due to something else. You should call the doctor who prescribed you Macrobid and let him/her know how you are feeling. Or go to the er if you are feeling extremely sick. ...Read more

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How can I help with my wife's menopausal lack of sleep?Just finished chemo for ovarian cancer couple mo. Ago and had a hysterectomy back in march.

How can I help with my  wife's  menopausal lack of sleep?Just finished chemo for ovarian cancer  couple mo. Ago and had a hysterectomy back in  march.

By taking to the doc: Give support to her lack of sleep may be due to anxiety, due to her cancer, which is not unusual, speak to her may need medications .She may even need help , you may have to take her to a psychiatrist., it is part of treatment. ...Read more

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Finished chemo for stage iiia ovarian cancer in oct 2013. Ca125 was 8 6wks ago and 20 now have large right groin node. Is the ca125 jump a lot? Can incisional hernia cause lymph node to swell?

Finished chemo for stage iiia ovarian cancer in oct 2013.  Ca125 was 8 6wks ago and 20 now have large right groin node.  Is the ca125 jump a lot?  Can incisional hernia cause lymph node to swell?

Seek medical exam: Your oncologist needs to know about this groin node if you have not yet told him.Since your ca 125 is still in the normal range, i would not draw any conclusions but your doctor needs to examine you and guide you. It is best not to follow your disease with ca125 right now as it will likely have such fluctuatiosns, causing you to be nervous and anxious, yet it does not help in making treatment decis. ...Read more

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Elective hysterectomy? Family history . Sister, ovarian cancer 54, mother uterine. No kids, stopped birth control 24, I am 60.

Possibly: Since your sister had ovarian cancer you are eligible to undergo brca testing. This tests for the gene that some women carry that increases the risk of ovarian and breast cancer. If that test is positive then you would consider an elective hysterectomy. If you have relatives with colon cancer then testing for lynch syndrome can also be done. Unless one of these is positive there is no need. ...Read more

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What is ovarian cancer?

What is ovarian cancer?

Cancer in ovary: Malignancy (cancer) that arises from the epithelium, stroma, or germ cells of the ovary. There can also be metastatic disease to the ovaries from cancer elsewhere. ...Read more

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Ovarian cancer symtoms?

None specific, early: Unfortunately there are no specific symptoms in early disease, other than vague symptoms like bloating, abdominal discomfort etc. See the following site for more info.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293. ...Read more

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Do I have ovarian cancer?

Probably not: But you'll have to give us a few more clues to get our input, but better to see your doctor to discuss prospect and risk. Unless fm hx, brca-2 +, i would not worry at 24. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

A typically silend cancer which ...Read more