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How Old Can You Be To Get Ovarian Cancer
Any age: Skin cancer can occur in any age. Skin cancer is caused by errors or mutations in the dna of skin cells. This then causes the cells to grow out of control leading to cancer. This can be from exposure to uv light from the sun or tanning beds or from exposure to toxic substances. There are also genetic diseases that can lead to skin cancer as well known as xeroderma pigmentosa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
That depends: That depends on multiple variables like family history, genetics (brca gene), environment (cigarettes, alcohol), diet, etc. Please see this link for a more thorough explanation, and then you should discuss this with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read more
New mass: There will be a lump under or near a nipple, probably not painful. Any such bump deserves evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
teens: Puberty is usually the earliest stage at which breast reduction may be performed. The patient must be psychologically prepared for the changes that can occur. In certain conditions such as juvenile breast hypertrophy which occurs with the onset of puberty, extremely large breasts develop which can be psychologically and physically detrimental to the patient. Consult a board certified plastic sg. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Diet and exercise: Weight loss can help an obese pcos person conceive. Many women with the disorder can't get rid of it due to genetics, but rather can try to control it. Great treatments are available to help you conceive! see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who can treat you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is generally a low risk until women reach about 40 years of age. However, some women can develop breast cancer at a much younger age due to a genetic predisposition. This may be indicated by a strong family history of breast cancer. All women should learn how to do a self breast exam and report any suspicious findings. Get regular mammograns as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more
Exam, lab: Exam, lab and ultrasound. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Because men: Also have breasts , 1% breast cancers are in men , due to lack of awareness , diagnosed late , results in poor prognosis. ...Read more
Can i live normal with polycycstic ovaries? or do i need to treat them? can this lead to ovarian cancer?
There is not: complete agreement on this, but there are some studies that suggest increased ri sk of ovarian and breast cancer(lack of ovulation, which can occur in PCOS, is linked to higher rates of breast cancer) in patients with PCOS. Discuss your options with your gyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I be tested for ovarian cancer? What type of tests do they use to determine if you have ovarian cancer?
Exam, not a CA-125!: A ca-125 test should not be ordered unless there is a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. This test can be elevated in a number of benign conditions. Regular follow up with your gynecologist is the best way. If there is a concern based on symptoms or an exam, your gynecologist may obtain a transvaginal ultrasound. Hope this helps. ...Read more
35 to 40: Under usual circumstances and without any other reasons to do a mammogram, a baseline screening can be done from age 35 to 40. If this was ok then it is recommended to do yearly mammography starting at age 40. There are however, some disagreements as to the efficacy of mammogram between the ages of 40-50 years. American cancer society recommends to get mammogram on a yearly basis from age 40. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer with the removal of my left ovary. i m 19 years old. what precautions should i take in my future?? Can i will get pregnant without any complications?
Glad you're better: At your age (19), it's likely that your tumor was a dysgerminoma, which is almost always curable with today's methods, or a granulosa cell tumor which is not very aggressive -- if in fact your tumor was really a cancer. There's nothing special to do afterwards and probably you'll be able to become a mother if the other ovary is good and it is your wish. ...Read more
When I was born, my mother at the age of 40 was told she had ovarian cancer. She opted not to get treatment and died when I was 8 years old at the age of 48 years old.?
Missed period, bloating,NOT pregnant. Mild cramps. Worried it's ovarian cancer.18 year old female.I also get sever cramps during periods. Help please?
Yes, but it happens: Ovarian cancers in teenagers is entirely different than ovarian cancer in adults. Tumors in kids are generally more treatable and more responsive to chemotherapy. Typical tumor types are called germ cell tumors in kids and adenomas in adults. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Yes: Although its extremely rare, and usually involves an ovarian remnant. ...Read more
Not very likely: The actual answer to this depends on whether there is a family history of ovarian cancer. If a close family member of the 25 year old has had ovarian cancer then the family could carry the brca gene which would increase the possibility of ovarian cancer. Symptoms of ovarian cancer are generally bloating and possibly abdominal pain. An ultrasound of the ovaries will find cancer. ...Read more
Facts: Ovarian cancer is not a common one in the US. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2013 there were 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer in the US. The median age of women with ovarian cancer is 60. This doesn't mean that it cannot occur in a younger woman, but those are the facts. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Ovarian ca: When one is symptomatic due to ovarian cancer- that means the cancer at least already in stage 3 or 4. That means, the cancer has gone outside from the ovary and goes to the peritoneum, mesentery, lymph nodes, or other organs- that is the reason why you have symptoms. If it is in a very early stage- usually it is asymptomatic. ...Read more
Depends on stage.: A woman who is 81 years old has 9 additional years of life expectancy based on actuarial data. If her ovarian cancer is early stage and she undergoes successful surgery to have it removed, her life expectancy wouldn't change. Her other health problems, if any, will impact how well she does. The more advanced her ovarian cancer, the lower her survival. Best wishes to you and her! ...Read more
Possibly: Most symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague--bloating, early satiety, feeling of fullness. Other symptoms include feeling "gassy" or changes in bladder or bowel symptoms. Occasionally pain may also be present. Symptoms which are new, are felt with increasing frequency or severity should be explored with your physician. ...Read more
It depends.: Pain and bloating can be signs of ovarian cancer, but they can be just from a painful period. Ovarian cancer would be more likely in older women, like 40+ years, and most likely in women 70+ years. Other tests, like pelvic exam, ca-125, and transvaginal ultrasound would be needed. The ultimate way to know is surgery to see if it is in fact, a tumor of something else. ...Read more
?: Are you 19 or 31? Either way ovarian cancer is rare except in brca mutation carriers and even then is quite early. Not sure what you mean by "all the signs". Ovarian cancer seldom presents early, symptoms are usually a sign of advanced disease. I advise you visit your gyn and get a good examination. Hope it is nothing serious. ...Read more
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