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I Know This Sounds Silly But I Am So Worried I May Have Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer: It is not silly to worry about ovarian cancer. As you know, there is really no specific sign or symptom that is related to ovarian cancer. No proven diagnostic tools or blood tests that we can use to screen for ovarian cancer. In early stage patient usually is asymptomatic and symptoms will present in later stage. So, if you are concern-please dont delay- see your gynecologist for further work-up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Does an ultrasound clearly differentiate between ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer. Does ovary/period pain after eating sound like large cyst. ?
Ultrasound: An ultrasound may show whether the ovary is fluid filled or solid, or simple or complex. Ovarian cancer is usually complex and solid, but not always. A repeat ultrasound is often recommended. A CA 125 blood test may help differentiate the two... Refer to: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/expert-answers/ca-125/faq-20058528 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A far away cousin recently died from OVARIAN CANCER at only 28! She didn't know she had it, she just never woke up. I'm worried I'm 22 & scared?
Visit primary care: I sorry to hear of your cousin's passing. Ovarian cancer sometimes does have familial basis but risk is usually higher if it occurs in close relatives like your mother or sisters. Your primary care provider can evaluate you and determine whether genetic testing may be indicated as well as evaluate your overall health. Schedule a visit soon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a complex cyst that contains a daughter cyst, 4.7cm. My mom passed from ovarian cancer at 49, im 39. What is this and should I be worried? Thx
Go to see gyn: See your gynecologist / a gyne oncologist for further eval on the complex cyst. Especially with a family history positive for ovarian cancer at relatively young age now you have a complex cyst- an agressive approach has to be done . If the cyst has enlarged and looks concerning- a biopsy/ surgical resection need to be done by an experienced gyne/gyne-onc. Do you know if your mother had brca 1/2 ? ...Read more
A lot of internet sites are saying ovarian cancer is a common for young teens. Is this true? My daughter has anxiety and is worried about it now
Don't believe hype: Just because it is on the internet does not make it true or a fact. I would recommend accessing reputable web sites ...Read more
I had two cysts on l ovary that reruptured 5 times in 2 mths. Now have larger septated cyst (4cm). Ovarian cancer runs in family. Should i be worried?
Majority are benign: Septated have higher incidence of malignancy , like cystadenomas , cystadenocarcinomas ( are loculated ) , make sure you go for follow up, if necessory may advice you surgery good luck. ...Read more
Been having ab. discomfort some bloating and stomachache. Had Transvag ultsnd and found 1.5cm foll. Cyst. Can this be ovarian cancer? Dr isnt worried
Cancer Unlikely: Small cysts in the ovary are a normal occurrence and are not an indication of cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Proabably not: Most ovarian cancers don't reach enormous sizes to allow bloating or palpation. They metastasize readily and to a site of TGF-B, that is the omentum which produces a factor allowing ascetic fluid to fill the abdomen. At that time on palpation, the bloating is not from gas but from fluid distention. A qualified physician can tell on palpation or with somography if ovarian Ca is there. ...Read more
I used baby powder on genital area after a few waxes I had. so worried about ovarian cancer now. Should I get them removed to reduce the risk?
No: i have followed the talcum powder and cancer claim for forty years and I think it is complete junk. It has made a lot of money for a few people, and caused all kinds of distress and expense to ordinary, decent people. Don't be taken by people whho want to upset and frighten you for their own gain. Relax and get on with your life. ...Read more
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
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