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How Do You Check For Ovarian Cancer
Many ways: Often it's asymptomatic until it's well advanced. If there's any early symptoms it's going to be vague ones that ladies are plagued with anyway like bloating and pelvic pain and bladder irritation. Testing 1st involves a pelvic exam (a small mass will be hard to feel), an ultrasound, possibly an MRI. A ca125 is a blood test that's usually elevated in ovarian cancer, but other things elevate it too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is an ultrasound that examines the endometrium also good for examining the ovaries?How does one get their ovaries examined to check for ovarian cancer
Pelvic Ultrasound: A standard female pelvic ultrasound evaluates the uterus (and endometrium) as well as the ovaries. Current ultrasound technology (especially when both transabdominal and transvaginal images are obtained) is a very good screening test for ovarian pathology including ovarian cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Limited: Ultrasound, tumor marker evaluation, history, and physical exam have not been shown to be effective in adequately screening for this disease (even when used all together). This is a disease we don't really have a handle on right now. This doesn't mean patients who have pelvic pain or risk factors shouldn't be evaluated, but the tools available have not been shown to increase life expectancy. ...Read more
Frequently at first: Often, there is very close follow up after ovarian cancer treatment - every 3-4 months generally. Once the cancer is in remission for over a year or so, this may extend to every 6 months. The exact follow-up schedule will depend on the type of ovarian cancer, stage of the cancer, and type of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hi just checking for signs of ovarian cancer. I have sharp pain in my tailbone everytime I sit and my serum testosterone has come out high. Im 26 yr ?
Very unlikely: Ovarian cancer is unlikely in person of less than 30 years of age.. If your symptoms persist, you should seek medical advice and get an examination by your doctor. Your serum Testosterone level has no relation to your symptoms and it doe snot mean much...why was it even checked? Tell us the full story. ...Read more
Is there any screening test that my doctor can order to check if I have ovarian cancer and catch it early?
A good test? No: Unfortunately, there is not good early screening test for ovarian cancer. If u happen to have a strong family history of the disease, it might be worthwhile to do a genetic test. 1 ovary test ca-125, is good for following a know ovarian cancer, but as a screening test, it doesn't pan out as a good test. A pelvic exam, and an ultrasound can be done also, but they are not good at early detection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mom has thyroid and i have very heavy periods with clotting... is this normal or should i get checked for pcos/ ovarian cancer?
No.: mother's thyroid disorder is not pertinent. Your symptom is common, rarel, as an isolated symptom,due to PCOS. ...Read more
What could lower abdomen pain ? Docs already checked for ovarian cancer and did a CT scan? I have IBS but going to bathroom just fine! Thxs
Many things!: Lower abdominal pain is common. Some causes: 1.Endometriosis, which causes pain around the time of your period 2.Diverticulitis, which is inflammation of a pocket in your colon 3. Gas, which is common in everyone. 4. Musculoskeletal problems causing muscle spasm 5. Inflammatory bowel disease. See a gynecologist or GI doctor for more help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible Risk Factor: Risk factors for ovarian cancer include increasing age, obesity, prolonged use of fertility drugs, and family history of breast, ovarian, or colon cancer, especially for persons with brca 1 or 2 mutations. However, it's impossible to know why any individual develops cancer since having a risk factor does not guarantee the disease will develop and many people with cancer may not have risk factor. ...Read more
No one cause: There is no specific cause for ovarian cancer, but several risk factors have been identified. Women who have a family history of either ovarian, breast, or colon cancer all are at increased risk for ovarian cancer. Most ovarian cancers are diagnosed in the six or seventh decades of life, and typically arise from the ovarian epithelium. There is no effective screening test for ovarian cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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