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Doctor insights on: How Fast Does An Ovarian Cancer Tumor Grow

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

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

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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Does ovarian cancer always possess a tumor? Or large cyst that doesn't go away? Any odds it is present but no tumor or maybe small cysts?

Does ovarian cancer always possess a tumor? Or large cyst that doesn't go away? Any odds it is present but no tumor or maybe small cysts?

Terminology: For ovarian cancer to be there, there has to be a "tumor", i.e., a mass. The mass may be solid or cystic. There are many different types of ovarian cancers and each has different manifestations. You may consult this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/definition/CON-20028096 ...Read more

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My mother has stage 14 ovarian cancer. She refused chemo and has a new tumor. She has ascities and can't walk. Will she live 6 months?

My mother has stage 14 ovarian cancer. She refused chemo and has a new tumor.  She has ascities and can't walk.  Will she live 6 months?

Probably not: Aggressive untreated ovarian cancer leads to short survival. People with what is termed a poor performance status (inability to walk, etc.) have very short survival rates. ...Read more

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Ct found ovarian cystic mass, does that mean a cyst. Can a CT scan tell the difference between a cyst and tumor? Worried about ovarian cancer.

Ct found ovarian cystic mass, does that mean a cyst. Can a CT scan tell the difference between a cyst and tumor? Worried about ovarian cancer.

Not necessarily: Ultrasound would be a more accurate test to evaluate the contents of an ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are common findings. You should see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cancer csts grow slow or fast?

Do ovarian cancer csts grow slow or fast?

Depends : Ovarian cancer can be of various types and even within those different types the tumor can behave differently in different individuals and hence grow slow or at a more fast/aggressive rate. ...Read more

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How fast does ovarian cancer spread?

It's variable.: Some ovarian cancers spread very slowly - over years, even. The most common form of ovarian cancer likely spreads more quickly than that (weeks to months), but every patient with ovarian cancer is different. ...Read more

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I'm concerned that I have symptoms of ovarian cancer but I have no insurance and getting answers is taking a long time, how fast does cancer progress?

Well...: There is no easy answer to your question, other than to say that ovarian cancer is quite uncommon at your age except in rare situations. I would encourage you to continue looking for medical help. Most cities have county hospitals and if not, many private docs or hospitals often have indigent programs. Even if it is not cancer, sounds like you have issues that need to be dealt with. Best 2u. ...Read more

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I have signs for cervical n ovarian cancer can having either one make a lump under ear i had for ten yrs that never grow till now ?

I have signs for cervical n ovarian cancer can having either one make a lump under ear i had for ten yrs that never grow till now ?

Slow Down: It is extremely unlikely that anyone can feel their cervical or ovarian cancer symptoms. What are your symptoms specifically? And, no, a reactive lymph node in the neck, is a sign of immune health. It is not a sign of cancer. ...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


Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more