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Had chemo & debulk surgery for 4th stage ovarian cancer had 2 surgery for bowel obstruct now have hernia & bowel obstruction what's my life expectancy?

Had chemo & debulk surgery for 4th stage ovarian cancer had 2 surgery for bowel obstruct now have hernia & bowel obstruction what's my life expectancy?

Variable: While the percentage of patients alive at five years from many stage 4 cancers is low, it is not zero, and you never know which group you are in as an individual. That doesn't mean to ignore the stats, but in the end, you are not a statistic, but an individual. It should be mostly about quality of life rather than quantity for most folks, so don't give up hope, and have an active say in your care. ...Read more

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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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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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I have a hiatal hernia, am I more likely to get gastroesophageal cancer?

I have a hiatal hernia, am I more likely to get gastroesophageal cancer?

Very slightly: People with hiatal hernias usually have some gastroesophageal reflux (gerd). Gerd is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. That said, nearly half of the us population has gerd and esophageal cancer although slowly increasing, remains a very rare cancer. If you have reflux you should be followed by a primary care or gastroenterologist, but it is still very unlikely that you will develop cancer. ...Read more

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8mm module in lower esophagus found from a endoscopy. I also have a hiatal hernia.. Do I have cancer? I'm 23 and relatively try to be healthy.

8mm module in lower esophagus found from a endoscopy. I also have a hiatal hernia.. Do I have cancer? I'm 23 and relatively try to be healthy.

Probably not: Especially at your age, most often these are little benign tumors, but it's your physician's job to decide. Esophageal cancers usually look nasty and a physician will be suspicious. Ask whether a biopsy was obtained. If so, chances are it will come back benign from the lab. If your physician didn't think it was worth biopsying, it's almost certainly benign. ...Read more

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I have a chronic cough, sometimes clear mucus comes our,i do have a hiatal hernia and occasionally some acid reflux. This normal? Do I have cancer?

I have a chronic cough, sometimes clear mucus comes  our,i do have a hiatal hernia and occasionally some acid reflux. This normal? Do I have cancer?

Chronic cough: can be triggered by acid reflux. Or allergy symptoms. Or smoking cigarettes or inhaling drugs. Or taking a blood pressure medicine (the ACE inhibitor class is especially guilty). Or cancer. But the first 3 are more common in your age group. And no that is not normal. ...Read more

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I have a 8mm nodule found in my endoscopy, as well as a hiatal hernia. Biopsy was taken and came back negative.going for ultrasound next month.cancer?

I have a 8mm nodule found in my endoscopy, as well as a hiatal hernia. Biopsy was taken and came back negative.going for ultrasound next month.cancer?

Very unlikely : A eight millimeter mass with a non-cancer pathology report is not something I would worry about. At your age without a personal of family history of bizarre tumors, I would stop worrying ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between hiatal hernia/gerd symptoms and esophageal cancer symptoms?

How can you tell the difference between hiatal hernia/gerd symptoms and esophageal cancer symptoms?

Get scoped: Symptoms cannot usually differentiate these entities until esophageal cancer is far advanced. If you have had gerd symptoms for a few years, upper endoscopy may be indicated. Consult with a gastroenterologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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I have gastritis & a pea sized lump in my epigastric, left ab area. An ab u/s last week showed that I had some ab lipomas. Hiatal hernia or cancer??

I have gastritis & a pea sized lump in my epigastric, left ab area. An ab u/s last week showed that I had some ab lipomas. Hiatal hernia or cancer??

Unclear: Do not get carried away. You have not indicated anything that would make me think of hiatal hernia, If this is true this is a dx that may not mean much Many people have these with no problem, Can be important to go back to your doctor or see a GI specialist for interpretation of the test results and futher advice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Doc found 8mm nodule in distal esophagus. Referred. Me To another doc for ultrasound waited months now going next week, cancer? I have hiatal hernia.

Doc found 8mm nodule in distal esophagus. Referred. Me To another doc for ultrasound  waited months now going next week, cancer? I have hiatal hernia.

Usually not: Distal esophageal Ca is a lesion of mucosa most often induced by H.pylori. It pesents with ulceration and then invasion of wall of esophagus with gradual obstruction. US good to look at extent of Ca invasion into muscular wall of esophagus. Many causes of nodule in wall? for which bx indicated. ...Read more

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Have a 8mm nodule in distal esophagus, am I fine? I do have acid reflux from. My hiatal hernia. Going for ultrasound 6 months later. I'm 23 . cancer?

Have a 8mm nodule in distal esophagus, am I fine? I do have acid reflux from. My hiatal hernia. Going for ultrasound 6 months later. I'm 23 . cancer?

Here are some...: Your Q can not be answered with yes or no, and it would be most logical and beneficial to refer this Q to your treating doc for specific individual details. Besides, following instruction in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter.html, http://formefirst.com/LifeFacts1.html, http://formefirst.com/LifeFacts3.html, etc. can be very helpful to handle many daily health-related issues. ...Read more

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I hope I don't have cancer, 23 yr 2 years of acid reflux from hiatal hernia, doc found distal esophagus nodule 6 months later ultrasound 2days cancer?

Unlikely: Acid reflux can lead to cancer but it takes 20 to 30 years of persistent reflux before we can suspect that complication. Your problem is likely to be unrelated to acid reflux. But your doctor will provide you some answers. Ultrasound is not always reliable. So an Endoscopy is done as a preferred test to examine the esophagus from inside and check it out more reliably. ...Read more

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Barium meal today was normal apart from small sliding hiatal hernia/ oesophagitis and mild duodenitis, h pylori was negative also. Still scared it is stomach cancer, is this a reasonable fear. 22 yr m?

Barium meal today was normal apart from small sliding hiatal hernia/ oesophagitis and mild duodenitis, h pylori was negative also. Still scared it is stomach cancer, is this a reasonable fear. 22 yr m?

Very unlikely: It sounds as if you have had a pretty thorough evaluation, barium swallow, upper endoscopy (egd). Given you age, lack of evidence of malignancy on egd, you should feel confident that this is not stomach cancer. Your gastroenterologist probably has you on some proton-pump inhibitor or histamine blocker. Give this time to work. ...Read more

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Fluid with ovarian cancer?

Fluid with ovarian cancer?

Depends: If you are asking if there is fluid seen with ovarian cancer, then yes some ovarian cancers can cause excess abdominal fluid called ascites. ...Read more

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How common is ovarian cancer?

How common is ovarian cancer?

About 20K per year: In the United States there are about 20, 000 new cases of ovarian cancer per year. ...Read more

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How can I treat ovarian cancer?

How can I treat ovarian cancer?

Depends: It will depend on the stage. Curative surgery in early stage of disease plus minus chemotherapy. Debulking surgery is needed and is done by a gynecology-oncologist if the tumor burden is high - then followed by chemotherapy. The treatment will depend on the stage. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

A typically silend cancer which ...Read more