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Hcg Levels Ovarian Cancer
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
Is hCG diet safe for me?I'm a case if ovarian cancer stage 3, had total hysterectomy and chemo in 2007.I've read that it can trigger another cancer.
Don't worry: This is an extreme calorie restricted diet -- which is the only reason it works -- and you also spend a chuck of money for a placebo "hcg". I am glad you seems to have had a favorable outcome with your tumor and hope you will improve the quality of your survival by taking an interest in real physical fitness, not fad diets. You deserve the best -- give yourself this gift. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Germ cell tumors in the brain or in the body can lead to high beta HCG levels. Testicular and ovarian cancers can secrete beta hcg. In the brain these can present as choriocarcinomas. The elevated beta HCG in the blood can be used to screen for these tumors and can also be used to follow the effects of treatment. That is, with effective treatment the levels should decrease. ...Read more
Here you go: http://www.expertconsultbook.com/expertconsult/ob/book.do?method=display&type=bookPage&decorator=none&eid=4-u1.0-B978-1-4160-3703-3..10034-2&isbn=978-1-4160-3703-3 This will get you started. Best chance for a cure is early detection and surgery while it's localized. ...Read more
Growing cells.: Cancer starts when a cell gets damaged and keeps growing. Normal cells grow and divide at different times in life, but then stop. Cancer cells never stop. They don't have an "off"switch. Ovarian cancer is simply an ovarian cell that started dividing and kept going. Over time, the cancer cells gain the ability to invade and move to different places. I hope that helps! ...Read more
No: This is worrisome though, especially if it's well above the reference range and there's no clear explanation. (Mild elevations mean little and the range is set so that several percent of healthies fall above.) Get with your physician about this. ...Read more
I have heard that low FSH levels can be associated with a higher risk of ovarian cancer. Why is this?
Yes: You are right. Study by m a mcsorley et al int j of cancer 2009 aug 1 12593) 674-679 contradicts the popular belief that higher fsh levels will cause cancer.In this study risk is decreased with higher levels of fsh and lower levels are associated with ovarian cancers and it is a puzzle to me also , hope one of our expert oncologist will unravel. ...Read more
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