how long can a person survive with ovarian cancer

How long can ovarian cancer go undetected?

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Dr. Hung Khong
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Many years


Ovarian cancer can go undetected for many years. Many people don't have any symptoms or only vague symptoms such as bloating or mild abdominal discomfort. When patients have more significant symptoms, the cancer is usually found at an advanced stage.
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How long can you live with ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Devon J. Webster
Medical Oncology
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It depends


Ovarian cancer that is caught early enough can be cured with surgery and you can live a normal life. Ovarian cancer that can't be cured can be treated repeatedly. Many women live for years with ovarian cancer with intermittent treatment, but each case is different. This is something you should ask your oncologist to be very honest about.
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How long can ovarian cancer be left untreated?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology
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???


Why? Even patients with advanced cancer can be treated successfully for control of symptoms and sometimes do well for over a year. Progressive ovarian cancer can be quite unpleasant so I'm not sure why it would be left untreated. Of course, if the patient has already received multiple chemos, it would be a different situation. To answer your ?, it depends but probably not for long.
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Women's health

Interesting Fact

Positive BrCa 1&2 gene mutation testing result increases a woman's risk of ovarian cancer by 50%.

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how long after debulking surgey for ovarian cancer can you wait to start chemo..it is stage 3 c?

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Dr. Addagada C. Rao
General Surgery
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When wound heals


has to wait till wound heals 2 to 3 wks.
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How long does ovarian cancer take to develop into stage 3/4?

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Hard to know


Most ovarian cancers are already stage 3 or 4 when they are diagnosed so we really don't know how long it took them to get there. In retrospect, many women have had symptoms for many months before their diagnosis. There may also be an asymptomatic stage that could last for months or even years before the symptoms begin.
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Do's And Don'ts

Mothers who breastfeed have lower risks of breast and ovarian cancers.

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How long does it take to get results of an ovarian cancer screen?

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Dr. Paul W. Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology
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What test are you


Referring to. There is no approved screening test for ovarian cancer in general population.
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How long do you have to wait between rounds of chemo with ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine
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Depends


It totally depends on what treatment you are receiving but one of the most common regimens taxol/carboplatin is every 3 weeks
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What happens in the 4th stage of ovarian cancer, how long is life expectancy in this final stage?

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Unpredictable


There are many different types of ovarian cancer. Stage IV means it is in the liver or outside the peritoneal cavity. Two types can still be cured most of the time no matter how advanced. Around 15% of women with other stage IV ovarian cancers are alive 5 years later. Good luck.
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If ovarian cancer suspect and ovary & lymph removed. is biopsy done during surgery and how long til results? will lymph biopsy results be done first?

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Frozen section,,,


What is done during surgery for this or other operations for malignancy is usually a frozen section, not a biopsy. This is taken so the doctors know if there is tumor or if they got all the tumor if there is one. The results are reported at that time but it is preliminary. The official result comes after surgical dissection and examination and takes 2-3 days. Then the Dr. tells the pt.
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Is it true HRT causes breast cancer, and uterine? How long shld I stay on it? Cancer runs on my side espec. breast cancer, My mom. Aunt ovarian cancer

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Dr. Mark T. Hoepfner
General Surgery
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See below


Certain hormones, especially longer use of estrogens, can increase a person's risk of breast cancer. Estrogen is listed as a known carcinogen on the FDA web site & there is a class action lawsuit ongoing against Premarin. See site: http://m.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/generalinformationaboutcarcinogens/known-and-probable-human-carcinogens
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Dr. David Sneid
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Investigate


carefully as there is a lot of hyperbole and conflicting information on this issue. The studies linking hrt to breast cancer only showed a link in one group of women on one type of estrogen/progesterone pill. THe women on estrogen alone actually had lower incidences. Don't believe the hype, find out as much factual info as you can and make the intelligent decisions that you feel comfortable with.
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