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I have stage 4 ovarian cancer. I"ve gone off treatment. How long will I live?

I have stage 4 ovarian cancer.  I"ve gone off treatment.  How long will I live?

Not long: There is no specific amount of days or weeks for survival, however Stage 4 indicates that the Ovarian Cancer has metastasized (spread) to distant parts of your body .I wish you Godspeed as going off treatment is a very difficult decision to make for anyone in this condition. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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What is the treatment for ovarian cancer?

What is the treatment for ovarian cancer?

Treatment of Ovarian: Curative surgical resection of the ovaries by proceeding with usually hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. For patients who have stage 2 or 3 will receive usually postoperative chemotherapy, often with Carboplatin and paclitaxel. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy with Cisplatin plus Paclitaxel results in longer survival than IV chemotherapy but may have a higher complication rate. ...Read more

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Are there any new ovarian cancer treatments in the past 5 years?

Are there any new ovarian cancer treatments in the past 5 years?

Yes: Advances in our surgical, chemo therapeutic , radiation techniques and modalities has helped improve outcome in dealing with many cancers including ovarian in the past few years. Clinical trials has been key. The sequencing of the treatments, new devices and techniques, targeted drugs and therapies is to name a few. ...Read more

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What to do about ovarian cancer - 5th and 6th line treatment options?

What to do about ovarian cancer - 5th and 6th line treatment options?

Clinical Trial: You should ask your treating physician about any open clinical trials that you could be apart of. ...Read more

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After treatment for ovarian cancer, how often do I need to be checked?

After treatment for ovarian cancer, how often do I need to be checked?

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 more

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If I have ovarian cancer, what are the 5th and 6th line treatment options?

If I have ovarian cancer, what are the 5th and 6th line treatment options?

Hmmmmm: I guess it depends on several factors, like what treatments were used before, your general condition, and how advanced the cancer is. In general, though, it is not a great situation. Please consider going to an academic institution with availability of clinical trials. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ovarian cancer? What are the best treatment centers for ovarian cancer?

Depend on stage?: In general- if surgery can be done- surgical resection will be the most important therapy plus minus chemotherapy. A meticulous and detail oriented/optimal surgery done by an experienced a gynecologist-oncologist to remove all cancer cells from the pelvic/abdominal cavity as much as possible-( to possible residual implants less than 1 cm) - should be done.Chemotherapy in advanced case is crucial. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hereditary ovarian cancer?

What is the treatment for hereditary ovarian cancer?

Prevention.: Most hereditary ovarian cancer is caused by BRCA genes. The key is prevention. US, blood work and a physical exam every six moths. Oral contraceptives can decrease risk of ovarian cancer. If BRCA positive then removal of tubes and ovaries at about 35 or after childbearing. Need to make a cancer prevention plan with doctor. Also need close relatives to be aware of risk. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does aggressive mean in ovarian cancer without chemo treatment ?

What does aggressive mean in ovarian cancer without chemo treatment ?

More dangerous: There are several dozen distinct types of ovarian cancer, and even within the types, there are subgroups that are more or less like to spread rapidly, invade surrounding structures more quickly, and/or spread to remote sites. The types will guide treatment, and some of the more aggressive tumors also respond especially well. Good luck -- i'll be thinking of you. ...Read more

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Are there any new, non invasive treatment options for ovarian cancer at stage 3c?

Not really: Surgery still remains the most important treatment modality. Chemotherapy is still utilized but it does not replace the need for surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts after treatment of ovarian cancer, help?

Ovarian cysts after treatment of ovarian cancer, help?

May be normal: Cysts are what ovaries make "for a living". An ovarian cyst, by itself, does indicated ovarian cancer. The reason for the cyst should be evaluated if it is persistent. Continued followup with the treating physician for ovarian cancer is indicated. ...Read more

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Does multiple ivf treatments cause a risk of ovarian cancer?

Does multiple ivf treatments cause a risk of ovarian cancer?

No: It increases your risk of bankruptcy, at least in the US. You state that you are only 28. Have you and your spouse had a full infertility workup. In the US, unless you had your Fallopian tubes tied or scarred, no reputable Ob-Gyn would consider you as a candidate for IVF. Maybe you some other issue that you have revealed yet?? ...Read more

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What foods will help my mom who is starting treatment for advanced ovarian cancer?

What foods will help my mom who is starting treatment for advanced ovarian cancer?

Balanced diet/vitami: A well balanced diet rich in protein and fruits&vegetables, lean cut meats and suuplement with vitamins. ...Read more

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If I do not do any treatment for my ovarian cancer for six months is that a problem? I would like to go on vacation and would be away for six months but my tumor has double in size from 11 months ago.

If I do not do any treatment for my ovarian cancer for six months is that a problem?  I would like to go on vacation and would be away for six months but my tumor has double in size from 11 months ago.

Cancer needs Tx.: This would not be a wise choice, and could have truly dire consequences. If you want to treat your cancer, you need to do it now. Waiting six months would be a very bad idea, and again, could have dire consequences. Please don't do this. ...Read more

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Curious as to why anti-egfr drugs have been largely unsuccessful for ovarian cancer treatment?

Clever cancer: Cancers are composed of populations of cells which divide and multiply rapidly and which have various abnormal metabolic pathways. Anti-egfr drugs are designed to block one important pathway whereby cancer cells promote blood vessel growth to feed them, but they can activate other pathways to do this when the drug is used, or they can mutate so that the receptor isn't blocked by the drug. ...Read more

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In stage 4 ovarian cancer, what does it mean if after several chemo treatments, if your ca-125 stays same?

In stage 4 ovarian cancer, what does it mean if after several chemo treatments, if your ca-125 stays same?

Hard to say: If your ca-125 was very elevated to start with, and it's staying the same, that means the ovarian cancer cells aren't growing, which is good! of course you'd feel better if your ca-125 was going down, but that can take some time. If your ca-125 was in the normal range to start with, or only mildly elevated, it might not be an accurate marker for your cancer. How you feel is very important! ...Read more

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My sister had ovarian cancer. She did 6 quimo and dr. Found liver metastasis. Please, tell me the best treatments and survival rate. ?

Ovarian cancer: Treatments for this depend entirely on the time from the end of he last chemotherapy until the diagnosis of a new recurrence or progression of disease. If it is immediately after her initial 6 chemistry after her initial debulking surgery than it is much worse than if her initial debulking followed by 6 chemos was 2-3 years ago. ...Read more

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What is degenerative tissue in my hip? Had hip replacement in 2008. Had chemo for ovarian cancer in 2011. What is the best treatment for degenerative?

What is degenerative tissue in my hip? Had hip replacement in 2008. Had chemo for ovarian cancer in 2011. What is the best treatment for degenerative?

Degenerative joint: Djd is a common condition of aging, and may be contributed to by prior trauma, obesity, and other underlying conditions. See an orthopedist and make sure you do not have extension of your ovarian cancer. There are remedial treatments for DJD but you may ultimately require a hip replacement. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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