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How long does it take for ovarian cancer to progress? Months or years?

How long does it take for ovarian cancer to progress? Months or years?

Hugely variable: A lot depends on the type. A common granulosa cell tumor may smolder for decades before spreading. Choriocarcinoma has always spread by the time it is discovered, but all other tumors are unpredictable. If there is the least suspicion of cancer, staging is in order and most often excision. ...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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I have used baby powder for years & now they say it cause ovarian cancer what should I look for if I have it ?

I have used baby powder for years & now they say it cause ovarian cancer what should I look for if I have it ?

Stop worrying: "They" are lawyers trying to make money for their clients. There's no real science here. These claims have been around for four decades and most of us still think they're fake -- the result of recall bias. Ovarian cancer is mostly an older woman's disease in any case. If you let internet fears limit you, you'll end up unable to do anything with your life at all. Be discerning. ...Read more

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I'm 34 and 4 years ago i had all the tests for ovarian cancer it was negative. I now have all the symptoms, could i be in the late stages of it now?

I'm 34 and 4 years ago i had all the tests for ovarian cancer it was negative. I now have all the symptoms, could i be in the late stages of it now?

You can not be so su: If you have symptoms, then an examination by your doctor is the first step. Only if he/she suspect something on an examination will they order imaging studies with an ultrasonogram or ct scans which can easily show the status of your ovaries. I would not get so anxious right away when your previous testing has been unremarkable. It may simply be fear/ worry of the unknown. Your doctor can help. ...Read more

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Could you potentially have ovarian cancer at 15 years old?

Could you potentially have ovarian cancer at 15 years old?

Yes: There are several uncommon ovarian cancers that peak in frequency around the time of puberty. If there's a mass, it need proper workup by a specialist physician. ...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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Had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. It quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can I still get ovarian cancer?

Yes, you can.: Any ovary can develop ovarian cancer, even if it has stopped producing estrogen. In fact, the risk for ovarian cancer increases with age. The median age at diagnosis is 63. The good news is that ovarian cancer is rare, and accounts for only 1.3% of all new cancer cases in the U.S. ...Read more

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I had hysterectomy a few years ago have family history of ovarian cancer and now have alot of discharge and spotting?

  I had hysterectomy a few years ago have family history of ovarian cancer and now have alot of discharge and spotting?

Get checked: Go see a GYN. It may be a type of vaginal infection. It is worth a good exam to get answers and any indicated treatments. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old. I'm very afraid I may have colorectal cancer or ovarian cancer. My symptoms are very similar. Is it too late to treat either?

I am 16 years old. I'm very afraid I may have colorectal cancer or ovarian cancer. My symptoms are very similar. Is it too late to treat either?

Cancer: There are many things that cause diarrhea, pain, and bloating. Particularly at your age, cancer would not be a top consideration, it would be pretty far down on the list. Don't speculate on the worst possible case scenario. See your doctor, he/she will help sort it out. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cancer, was on chemo for 4 months, now am cancer free but now my left hip is in much pain (had both hip replacements few years ago).?

I have an ovarian cancer, was on chemo for 4 months, now am cancer free but now my left hip is in much pain (had both hip replacements few years ago).?

Check it: I agree with dr. T. Hopefully your pain is due to arthritis or other bone-joint issues but pain in a cancer patient (particularly if always on the same spot or if worsens with time) should be properly evaluated to rule out metastases. ...Read more

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I had abnormal cervical cells removed with a leep 10 years ago, am I more likely to have ovarian cancer because of the previous cell changes?

I had abnormal cervical cells removed with a leep 10 years ago, am I more likely to have ovarian cancer because of the previous cell changes?

No: The two problems are not related although there are some people with a higher risk for any cancer-related problem if they have had one before. ...Read more

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