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Doctor insights on: Fast Growing Ovarian Tumors

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Are cancerous ovarian tumors fast or slow growing?

Are cancerous ovarian tumors fast or slow growing?

Neither: Ovarian cancer is rather aggressive in nature and grows fast (although not as fast as other aggressive tumor types). Treatment is initially with surgical resection to minimal disease followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. ...Read more

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If ovarian tumor is the size of a small egg, how long has it been growing?

If ovarian tumor is the size of a small egg, how long has it been growing?

Hard to say: It would depend. Benign ovarian masses can have all types go growth rates. I suspect that you mean a cancer
if malignant it's growth depends on the grade. I suspect tha this is what you mean. The higher the grade the faster the growth and the shorter the time.
Your doctor can fill in the blanks and describe the growth rate for you. ...Read more

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Would an ovarian cancer tumor grow larger over the course of 1.5 years?

Would an ovarian cancer tumor grow larger over the course of 1.5 years?

Likely, yes!: Most cancers do not sit still. They tend to grow in size and may spread. But benign tumors may not change in size over such a period of time. You need to tell us your story in detail. ...Read more

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Do cancerous ovarian tumors tend to grow quickly? I have a 2cm suspected dermoid on my ovary that hasn't grown in 10 months.

Do cancerous ovarian tumors tend to grow quickly? I have a 2cm suspected dermoid on my ovary that hasn't grown in 10 months.

Yes, they do: If your cyst has not grown in size over 10 months it is unlikely to be ovarian Cancer. Yet you must follow up on it once or twice a year to be sure that it does not increase in size....which could imply a potential Ovarian cancer. Your gynecologist can guide you as to how it is monitored properly. ...Read more

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What are types of a ovarian tumor?

What are types of a ovarian tumor?

Many types.: These are classified by the histology or cell make-up of the tumor. Surface epithelial-stromal tumor is the most common and includes serous tumour, endometrioid tumor and mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. Sex cord-stromal tumor comprise 8% of ovarian tumors and include granulosa cell, and sertoli leydig cell tumor. Germ cell tumors, like teratoma make up another 30%. Mixed tumors are another type. ...Read more

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How often do ovarian tumors become cancerous?

How often do ovarian tumors become cancerous?

Clinicopath. Correla: One of the most important clinical features is the age of the patient. Approximately one of eight ovarian tumors in patients less than 45 year of age is malignant; by contrast, in older women, the proportion is about one of three. The single most common ovarian tumor, the mature cystic teratoma, dermoid cyst-benign tumor, is encountered at all ages.
Clinicopathologic correlation is important. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian tumor what can I do to ease the pain.

I have an ovarian tumor what can I do to ease the pain.

Ovarian Tumor: Without knowing more information about the type and extent of the tumor, it is hard to advise you. There are analgesics for pain that your doctor can order, but if the tumor has spread to other organs or bone, the choices become more complex. It is best to consult with your gynecologist/ oncologist and discuss specific pain palliation for your specific set of circumstances. ...Read more

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Do benign ovarian tumors have the same symptoms as malignant ones?

Do benign ovarian tumors have the same symptoms as malignant ones?

May be some overlap: When a pelvic mass or tumor is diagnosed a detailed process, or workup is involved to determine whether it is benign or malignant, often culminating in surgery. It can be difficult to distinguish benign and malignant tumors of the ovaries at times, it varies depending on the type of tumor. Consultation with gynecologic oncology is usually recommended in challenging cases. ...Read more

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What's the average/typical size of ovarian tumors that are cancerous?

Size is not criteria: Benign cysts could be huge, malignant ovarian tumors could be very small, so size is not the criteria. Go for regular gyn examinations, sonograms if indicated and follow your doctors advise. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are you more likely to feel an ovarian tumor while standing up or laying down?

Please tell me, are you more likely to feel an ovarian tumor while standing up or laying down?

You caan not feel th: Ovarian cancers are not palpable untill they are far advanced and start producing ascites (fluid build up) in the belly which will produce swelling of the abdomen. This will show up more on standing up than in lying down position. ...Read more

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Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

To some extent: Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers. In the case of ovarian cancer there are a few well characterized genetic markers that portend higher incidence, e.g., brca 1 and brca 2. ...Read more

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What does ovarian tumor marker score 13 mean?

What does ovarian tumor marker score 13 mean?

CA125: A ca125 value of 13 is normal. The trend of the ovarian tumor marker is more important over the course of few months rather than one absolute value. ...Read more

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What is borderline ovarian tumor is concerous?

What is borderline ovarian tumor is concerous?

Borderline cancer: It is considered cancer, but is exactly borderline meaning it has some cellular features of overtly or typical ovarian cancer, but not all. It therefore also tends to behave much less aggressivley. It is often "cured" with removal of the ovary and most often a hysterectomy is recommended. Consultation with a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist would be recommended to fully counsel a patient. ...Read more

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Can a cancerous ovarian tumor be less than 2cm?

Can a cancerous ovarian tumor be less than 2cm?

Yes: Cancers start as one cancerous cell, so any cancer will go through a phase in which it is a millimeter or so and become larger. ...Read more

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Borderline ovarian tumor. So can we wait to have kids?

Borderline ovarian tumor. So can we wait to have kids?

No if malignent: Fundamental concept, malignancy, should be treated first, may be ovum (egg) could be harvested from other ovary. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Borderline ovarian tumor?

What is the definition or description of: Borderline ovarian tumor?

It is low grade Canc: It is a slow growing (low grade) cancer of the ovary which is diagnosed in a small percent of cases. It does not seem to cause serious problem for many years. It also doe snot respond to any chemotherapy. The key is to ovoid over-treatment once this diagnosis has been established and confirmed. ...Read more

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What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

Not much: There usually aren't many symptoms to tumors on the ovary whether benign or malignant. Malignancy is associated with weight loss, night sweats and fatigue. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ovarian cyst and tumor?

What is the difference between ovarian cyst and tumor?

Any growth is tumor: A cyst is one type of tumor which, by definition is a fluid filled structure. This is different than a solid growth which is more often cancerous. But most ovarian cancers are cystic. So you should seek advice from your gynecologist and make sure this cyst is not cancerous (size matters in this regard....Benign cysts are small...2-4 cm in size...Bigger ones are more likely to be cancerous). ...Read more

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How can you test the difference between an ovarian cyst and tumor?

How can you test the difference between an ovarian cyst and tumor?

Imaging & Biopsy: There are several ways in which a physician may determine the difference between a benign ovarian cyst and a tumor (neoplasm). Blood tests for some tumor markers may be helpful. In addiiton, ultrasound studies of the ovary may be helpful. Following these tests over time may be especially helpful.
If needed, a tissue or cell biopsy may be necessary to exactly classify the process. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will I have to stay in the hospital after removal of ovarian tumor?

Can someone tell me how long will I have to stay in the hospital after removal of ovarian tumor?

If otherwise healthy: Then usually just a day or two at most if all else is doing well and there are no complications. ...Read more

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I recently had an ovarian tumor removed the size of a golf ball and a half, is that the normal size for an ovarian tumor?

I recently had an ovarian tumor removed the size of a golf ball and a half, is that the normal size for an ovarian tumor?

Can be: Ovarian growths can range from about grape size to more than a large watermelon. Most ovarian growths are fluid filled, related to the menstrual cycle and resolve spontaneously. Occasionally a growth may be solid or a mixture of fluid and solid- some of which need to be removed. Hope yours was ok. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ovarian cysts, tumors and cancer?

What is the difference between ovarian cysts, tumors and cancer?

Lot of difference: Cyst are benign lesions containing fluid inside, cystocarcinomas also contain fluid inside are cancers which need to be differentiate from benign cyst, by test, by removal & microscopic examination. Some malignant tumors are solid not cystic. Go to your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to distinguish between period and ovarian tumor blood?

What can I do to distinguish between period and ovarian tumor blood?

Is no ovarian blood: menstrual bleeding occurs due to sloughing of lining of uterus secondary to hormonal changes on a monthly basis. Ovarian tumors do not bleed. They can spread to uterus but that is in the metastatic phase of disease when spread has probably involved omental fat pad and is secondarily associated with peritoneal ascites.. ...Read more

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Borderline ovarian tumor removed. Now pelvic pains. Has anyone surviedd this?

Borderline ovarian tumor removed. Now pelvic pains. Has anyone surviedd this?

Yes: The tumors are what was described; borderline. Almost all will survive with no adjuvant therapy at all. ...Read more

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Is it true that an ovarian tumor have the same effects as an ovarian cyst might?

Possibly: An ovarian tumor is solid and will continue to grow. However an ovarian cyst is from an egg cell that did not rupture. You may have pain, irregular bleeding or other symptoms with both, so you should see your gynecologist this week to rule it out. ...Read more

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I've had a tumor marker test which is 45. The test was for ovarian cancer. Could I have cancer?

Yes: Anybody can have cancer. The basis of diagnosis is the history, physical exam, and rational screening. I do not know what blood work you had, or whether the marker was above reference range or not. This question needs to be brought by you to, and answered by, your personal physician. I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach and wish you good luck on follow-up. ...Read more

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I had a borderline malignant ovarian tumor that was mucinous. Would that mean it was pre-cancerous?

I had a borderline malignant ovarian tumor that was mucinous. Would that mean it was pre-cancerous?

It's cancer but...: On the other hand, it's not very aggressive. I hope it's out. Your gynecologist can tell you the odds of its staying gone for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with a 5cm borderline malignant ovarian tumor. Is borderline malignant mean it's not cancer?

I was recently diagnosed with a 5cm borderline malignant ovarian tumor. Is borderline malignant mean it's not cancer?

It's cancer: However, it's unlikely to harm you. Different physicians may sugar-coat or say "barely cancer" or "not really cancer" but the bottom line is that I'm glad it's out or there's a fair chance it would have killed you. Read online about the statistics but if you were assured, "no spread", you've got 95%+ of it not killing you. ...Read more