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What is the life expectancy with untreated stage 3 -b ovarian cancer?

What is the life expectancy with untreated stage 3 -b ovarian cancer?

It depends: In my 50 years off active practice I predicted patient with stage 3 ovarian cancer life expectancy of 6 monts, she survived 15 years.
I predicted in stage 1 ovarian cancerpatientexcellent prognosis, she did not make 1 year.
Nevertheless stage 3b is a serious prognosis. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is stage 3 ovarian cancer, how do you stage ovarian cancer?

What is stage 3 ovarian cancer, how do you stage ovarian cancer?

Stages I - IV.: Stage I ovarian cancer means the cancer is only located in the ovaries. Stage ii is when the cancer has spread to other organs in the pelvis, such as the uterus. Stage iii occurs when the cancer spreads beyond the pelvis to other abdominal organs and lymph nodes. Stage iv, the most advanced stage, means the cancer has spread (metastasized) to distant organs like the lungs or liver. ...Read more

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What's the difference in life expectancy between stage 2 and stage 3 ovarian cancer?

Yes, major differenc: Stage 2 ovarian cancer (spread limited to pelvic area only has a much better cure rate (>50%) than with stage-3 Ovarian cancer which means it has spread into the belly). Stage 3 is the most common stage of presentation; this means high mortality rate, yet 25% to 30% of such women can expect to be cured with the proper use of modern chemotherapy combined with debulking surgery. ...Read more

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Total hys. In 2005 because of stage 3 ovarian cancer. Now had 2 abnormal paps and scheduled for another in 2 weeks. Also 2 scopes showed nothing.

Total hys. In 2005 because of stage 3 ovarian cancer. Now had 2 abnormal paps and scheduled for another in 2 weeks. Also 2 scopes showed nothing.

Not possible: If you had a total hysterectomy your cervix has been removed and a "pap" is not sampling cervical tissue. Could be regional recurrence. You need full evaluation including imaging of abdomen and pelvis. ...Read more

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Why is stage 3 ovarian cancer often considered incurable (though treated with intent to cure)? In this case, with secondary tumour in bowel

Why is stage 3 ovarian cancer often considered incurable (though treated with intent to cure)? In this case, with secondary tumour in bowel

Cure still possible: Stage 3 ovarian cancer has a high risk of mortality but cure is still a possibility in about 30% of the patients treated be a competent onciologist. Did she have surgical removal of her tumors in the belly and those in the intestine? Surgical debulking is an important component of treatment and is complementary to chemotherapy killing off small tumors. ...Read more

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How long does ovarian cancer take to develop into stage 3/4?

How long does ovarian cancer take to develop into stage 3/4?

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. ...Read more

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What herbs kill ovarian cancer stage 3 c. Had hystetectomy and 6 rounds of chemo and there are still very small nodules?

No Standard: There are no standard guidelines nor adequate research to answer your question. However, dr. Keith block is a well known figure in the arena of integrative medicine in cancer care where you may find some answers.

http://www. Blockmd. Com. ...Read more

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Is hCG diet safe for me? I'm a case if ovarian cancer stage 3, had total hysterectomy and chemo in 2007.I've read that it can trigger another cancer.

Is hCG diet safe for me? I'm a case if ovarian cancer stage 3, had total hysterectomy and chemo in 2007.I've read that it can trigger another cancer.

Don't worry: This is an extreme calorie restricted diet -- which is the only reason it works -- and you also spend a chuck of money for a placebo "hcg". I am glad you seems to have had a favorable outcome with your tumor and hope you will improve the quality of your survival by taking an interest in real physical fitness, not fad diets. You deserve the best -- give yourself this gift. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use the hCG diet? I am a case of ovarian cancer stage 3, had total hysterectomy and 6 cycles chemo last 2007.I'm 5 feet tall, 67 kilos.

Yes: I will probably take heat for this but I am one of those doctors that believes in the HCG diet. I've not seen any patient have trouble or deleterious health effects from this weight loss. If followed, weight loss does occur. Most gain their weight back afterwards because they don't follow a maintenance plan for the 3 weeks after finishing hcg. If you do, the weight stays off. ...Read more

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How long can ovarian cancer be left untreated?

???: 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. ...Read more

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After a vagina and a top pelvis ultrasound and a CT scan doctor says the sourse of my pelvic pain is a left ovary cyst. Said that it should clear up on its on. With all three test would that been able to tell if this was ovarian cancer. I am 41 years ol

After a vagina and a top pelvis ultrasound and a CT scan doctor says the sourse of my pelvic pain is a left ovary cyst. Said that it should clear up on its on. With all three test would that been able to tell if this was ovarian cancer. I am 41 years ol

Most likely Cyst: Cancer much less likely. As you know nothing in life is 100%. The most likely diagnosis based on what is described is cyst. Depending on simple vs. Complex cyst it needs to be followed for a couple of your cycles till resolves. Cancer is much less likely. ...Read more

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Does surgery cause ovarian cancer to spread?

Not usually: The majority of ovarian cancers are diagnosed after it has already spread widely through the body. Surgery does not usually make this worse, but helps the treatment by decreasing the bulk of the cancer. ...Read more

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Is chronic upper left quadrant pain a sign of ovarian cancer?

Not usually: Any chronic pain can be associated with ovarian cancer, but what you describe can be associated with many other non-cancerous issues. Best to check with your pcp or obgyn for a thorough checkup.

Good luck. ...Read more

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I have got a pain that seems to be coming from my left ovary. Am I so worried. Could it be ovarian cancer?

I have got a pain that seems to be coming from my left ovary. Am I so worried. Could it be ovarian cancer?

Unlikely: It is highly unlikely that you can localize the pain to an ovary. Early ovarian cancer is usually not associated with pain. It you have concerns consult your doctor to see if an ultrasound examination is warranted. Visit this site for info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-20028096
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What to do about ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --prognosis?

What to do about ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --prognosis?

Can be helped: A radical resection of the omentum essentially removing the entire cake of tumor is performed eliminating vasucular permeability factor that leads to ascites. All peritoneal nodules are resected to smaller than 1 cm. And patient then placed on chemotherapy. Occassionally hyperthermic peritoneal chemotherapy lavage employed. Often patients may be cured if not helped in terms of survival. ...Read more

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What's my likelihood of having the mutated genes if three people in my family have have breast and ovarian cancer? They were my nan and her sisters

What's my likelihood of having the mutated genes if three people in my family have have breast and ovarian cancer? They were my nan and her sisters

High risk: You are definitely at risk and should seek genetic counseling. You should also let us know if you have any older sisters as your siblings. ...Read more

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How fast does ovarian cancer spread?

It's variable.: Some ovarian cancers spread very slowly - over years, even. The most common form of ovarian cancer likely spreads more quickly than that (weeks to months), but every patient with ovarian cancer is different. ...Read more

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Where does ovarian cancer spread to?

Where does ovarian cancer spread to?

Pelvis & abomen: Commonly when advaced spreads in the abdomen affecting the peritoneum producing increased intra pelvic and abdominal fluid. As most cancers may spread to liver, lung, brain, bone. Most ovarian cancer produce symptoms only in advanced stages with nonspecific sensations of increased belly or intraabdominally discomfort. Ca 125 is not a screening test because of so many false positives and negatives. ...Read more

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If ovarian cancer spreads to the kidney does it spread via blood?

Yes that would be th: Spread into kidney is uncommon. It may occur by surface implantation when there is intra-abdominal tumor all round the kidneys or it could spread via blood although that is a less common route of spread for ovarian cancer compared to most other cancers. ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my right and left ovaries (but especially my left) for months now. It is a sharp/consistent pain. Afraid of ovarian cancer?

I've been having pain in my right and left ovaries (but especially my left) for months now. It is a sharp/consistent pain. Afraid of ovarian cancer?

Go to your doctor: Go to your doctor to get a physical exam and ultrasound. May be common causes as ovarian cysts. Follicular cyst, which occur after ovulation. ...Read more

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What is survival rate/prognosis for ovarian cancer that has spread to liver?

What is survival rate/prognosis for ovarian cancer that has spread to liver?

Sadly, not good: If ovarian cancer has spread to the liver, the long-term medical prognosis is not good at all. Make sure you or your loved one has some good personal support in place. Mu heart goes out to you. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting ovarian cancer? My aunt had something that spread through her abdomen but we never heard what it was before she died.

While Auntie may: Have had ovarian cancer, there are other things: pancreas, pseudomyxoma peritonei, lung or breast cancer, mesothelioma etc...But you can solve your concern about genetic risk by genetic testing for brca 2. Insurance not likely to cover. ...Read more

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Is having to urinate a minimum of every three hours considered frequent urination? I don't recal what has been normal for me. Ovarian cancer???

Yes it may be: Frequent urination means having to run to the bathroom even when your bladder is not full of urine. It is usually a combination of frequent urination (for small quantities) and urge to rush to the bath room which implies bladder infection. This can be verified with a urine test (called Urinalysis/UA). Ovarian cancer is less likely unless you have swelling of your abdomen? ...Read more

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Could the transvaginal ultrasound not catch ovarian cancer on time before it spreads to other organs?

Could the transvaginal ultrasound not catch ovarian cancer on time before it spreads to other organs?

Possibly: The transvaginal ultrasound (u/s) is arguably the best screening tool for ovarian cancer (oca) but certainly the quality of the u/s and the state of the oca when it was discovered can affect the value of the early diagnosis. A recent study comparing the survival of persons whose oca was detected by u/s to those diagnosed by other means showed significant increased survival in the u/s group. ...Read more

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Ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --what is prognosis?

Probably not great.: This seems like advanced disease that is relatively widespread. This would likely be treated with chemotherapy, like Paclitaxel and cisplatin. In cycles. This has been shown to have a 5 year survival of up to 20%. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum, what is my prognosis?

Depends on surgery: Ovarian cancer has a high incidence of metastasis. When it occurs surgical debuling is the procedure of choice. The omentum becomes involved due to presence of TGF-B producing caking and leading to ascites followed by diaphragm and small bowel seeding. Best results with total omentectomy and debulking to no lesion left that is larger than 1 cm or smaller. Chemo then can be effective. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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