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Do cancerous ovarian tumors tend to grow quickly? I have a 2cm suspected dermoid on my ovary that hasn't grown in 10 months.

Do cancerous ovarian tumors tend to grow quickly? I have a 2cm suspected dermoid on my ovary that hasn't grown in 10 months.

Yes, they do: If your cyst has not grown in size over 10 months it is unlikely to be ovarian Cancer. Yet you must follow up on it once or twice a year to be sure that it does not increase in size....which could imply a potential Ovarian cancer. Your gynecologist can guide you as to how it is monitored properly. ...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


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Are cancerous ovarian tumors fast or slow growing?

Are cancerous ovarian tumors fast or slow growing?

Neither: Ovarian cancer is rather aggressive in nature and grows fast (although not as fast as other aggressive tumor types). Treatment is initially with surgical resection to minimal disease followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Would an ovarian cancer tumor grow larger over the course of 1.5 years?

Would an ovarian cancer tumor grow larger over the course of 1.5 years?

Likely, yes!: Most cancers do not sit still. They tend to grow in size and may spread. But benign tumors may not change in size over such a period of time. You need to tell us your story in detail. ...Read more

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Can a dermoid ovarian cyst grow due to a bad diet?

Can a dermoid ovarian cyst grow due to a bad diet?

Dermoid: Dermoids or teratomas are a tumor of the germ cells or eggs in the ovary. A very poor diet or poor nutritional status could affect your body's natural ability to stop the growth of tumor cells. ...Read more

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What are types of a ovarian tumor?

What are types of a ovarian tumor?

Many types.: These are classified by the histology or cell make-up of the tumor. Surface epithelial-stromal tumor is the most common and includes serous tumour, endometrioid tumor and mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. Sex cord-stromal tumor comprise 8% of ovarian tumors and include granulosa cell, and sertoli leydig cell tumor. Germ cell tumors, like teratoma make up another 30%. Mixed tumors are another type. ...Read more

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How often do ovarian tumors become cancerous?

How often do ovarian tumors become cancerous?

Clinicopath. Correla: One of the most important clinical features is the age of the patient. Approximately one of eight ovarian tumors in patients less than 45 year of age is malignant; by contrast, in older women, the proportion is about one of three. The single most common ovarian tumor, the mature cystic teratoma, dermoid cyst-benign tumor, is encountered at all ages.
Clinicopathologic correlation is important. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian tumor what can I do to ease the pain.

I have an ovarian tumor what can I do to ease the pain.

Ovarian Tumor: Without knowing more information about the type and extent of the tumor, it is hard to advise you. There are analgesics for pain that your doctor can order, but if the tumor has spread to other organs or bone, the choices become more complex. It is best to consult with your gynecologist/ oncologist and discuss specific pain palliation for your specific set of circumstances. ...Read more

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Do benign ovarian tumors have the same symptoms as malignant ones?

Do benign ovarian tumors have the same symptoms as malignant ones?

May be some overlap: When a pelvic mass or tumor is diagnosed a detailed process, or workup is involved to determine whether it is benign or malignant, often culminating in surgery. It can be difficult to distinguish benign and malignant tumors of the ovaries at times, it varies depending on the type of tumor. Consultation with gynecologic oncology is usually recommended in challenging cases. ...Read more

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What's the average/typical size of ovarian tumors that are cancerous?

Size is not criteria: Benign cysts could be huge, malignant ovarian tumors could be very small, so size is not the criteria. Go for regular gyn examinations, sonograms if indicated and follow your doctors advise. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are you more likely to feel an ovarian tumor while standing up or laying down?

Please tell me, are you more likely to feel an ovarian tumor while standing up or laying down?

You caan not feel th: Ovarian cancers are not palpable untill they are far advanced and start producing ascites (fluid build up) in the belly which will produce swelling of the abdomen. This will show up more on standing up than in lying down position. ...Read more

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What is borderline ovarian tumor is concerous?

What is borderline ovarian tumor is concerous?

Borderline cancer: It is considered cancer, but is exactly borderline meaning it has some cellular features of overtly or typical ovarian cancer, but not all. It therefore also tends to behave much less aggressivley. It is often "cured" with removal of the ovary and most often a hysterectomy is recommended. Consultation with a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist would be recommended to fully counsel a patient. ...Read more

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Can a cancerous ovarian tumor be less than 2cm?

Can a cancerous ovarian tumor be less than 2cm?

Yes: Cancers start as one cancerous cell, so any cancer will go through a phase in which it is a millimeter or so and become larger. ...Read more

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What does ovarian tumor marker score 13 mean?

What does ovarian tumor marker score 13 mean?

CA125: A ca125 value of 13 is normal. The trend of the ovarian tumor marker is more important over the course of few months rather than one absolute value. ...Read more

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Borderline ovarian tumor. So can we wait to have kids?

Borderline ovarian tumor. So can we wait to have kids?

No if malignent: Fundamental concept, malignancy, should be treated first, may be ovum (egg) could be harvested from other ovary. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Borderline ovarian tumor?

What is the definition or description of: Borderline ovarian tumor?

It is low grade Canc: It is a slow growing (low grade) cancer of the ovary which is diagnosed in a small percent of cases. It does not seem to cause serious problem for many years. It also doe snot respond to any chemotherapy. The key is to ovoid over-treatment once this diagnosis has been established and confirmed. ...Read more

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What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

Not much: There usually aren't many symptoms to tumors on the ovary whether benign or malignant. Malignancy is associated with weight loss, night sweats and fatigue. ...Read more

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If ovarian tumor is the size of a small egg, how long has it been growing?

If ovarian tumor is the size of a small egg, how long has it been growing?

Hard to say: It would depend. Benign ovarian masses can have all types go growth rates. I suspect that you mean a cancer
if malignant it's growth depends on the grade. I suspect tha this is what you mean. The higher the grade the faster the growth and the shorter the time.
Your doctor can fill in the blanks and describe the growth rate for you. ...Read more

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I have a dermoid tumor 5.3 x 6.6 cm. Can this be a reason why it is easy to gain and hard to lose weight?

I have a dermoid tumor 5.3 x 6.6 cm. Can this be a reason why it is easy to gain and hard to lose weight?

NO, unlikely cause: Dermoid tumor of ovary, you are born with it, most of the time is benign, removal is the cure, weight gain is due less exercise (or no exercise) sedentary life, consuming more calories than required especially unhealthy junk food. If you want to want to loose weight just reverse the above and you will. ...Read more