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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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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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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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Aren't transvaginal ultrasounds good for checking ovarian cancer?

Aren't transvaginal ultrasounds good for checking ovarian cancer?

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

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One ovary was a little bit bigger than the other. Isn't that a sign of ovarian cancer?

One ovary was a little bit bigger than the other. Isn't that a sign of ovarian cancer?

Normal: It is normal to have some asymmetry in size. Depends on normal cyst, time of cycle. ...Read more

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Could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had cancer early?

Could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had cancer early?

Hereditary cancers: Only 10-15% of ovarian cancers are hereditary (passed through a family). So, most cases of ovarian cancer happen in women with no family history. ...Read more

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I feel bloated but don't look it but I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer could I imagine the symptoms if I'm obsessed with it ?

I feel bloated but don't look it but I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer could I imagine the symptoms if I'm obsessed with it ?

Yes.: Anxiety can cause a variety of symptoms. You may be comforted to know that ovarian cancer is rare in pre-menopausal women. Bloating in young women is far more often due to bowel distention due to gas in the colon. ...Read more

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A far away cousin recently died from OVARIAN CANCER at only 28! She didn't know she had it, she just never woke up. I'm worried I'm 22 & scared?

A far away cousin recently died from OVARIAN CANCER at only 28! She didn't know she had it, she just never woke up. I'm worried I'm 22 & scared?

Visit primary care: I sorry to hear of your cousin's passing. Ovarian cancer sometimes does have familial basis but risk is usually higher if it occurs in close relatives like your mother or sisters. Your primary care provider can evaluate you and determine whether genetic testing may be indicated as well as evaluate your overall health. Schedule a visit soon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I feel bloated but don't look it this all started after reading symptoms of ovarian cancer could I imagine the symptoms?alway obsessed with cancer

I feel bloated but don't look it this all started after reading symptoms of ovarian cancer could I imagine the symptoms?alway obsessed with cancer

Repeat questioner: You're to be commended for your courage in sharing your fears. The next step is to conquer them. You've asked at least four times beforehand, been reassured, and acknowledged your fears are unrealistic. Your physician will double-check you -- perhaps showing you an imaging study -- and you can get control of your thoughts back from a psychiatrist or other specialist. Please do this. Be brave. ...Read more

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I think I have ovarian cancer but I'm 17 & a hypochondriac, & I don't want waste our $ on me being wrong. It's just, its been a year&ive seen 3 drs?

I think I have ovarian cancer but I'm 17 & a hypochondriac, & I don't want waste our $ on me being wrong. It's just, its been a year&ive seen 3 drs?

How can we help?: I would discuss with one of the doctors that you have seen why you feel you have ovarian cancer and why you feel you are a hypochondriac. Then together you and your doctor can decide the next course of action. Ovarian cancer in a 17 year old would be fairly rare. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

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