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If wifes mom had it is it possible that she will have ovarian cancer?

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If wifes mom had it is it possible that she will have ovarian cancer?

Possible: Majority of ovarian cancer is sporadic. However, there is a familial type of ovarian cancer- i.e. Ovarian-breast hereditary syndrome- where people can have mutation in the brca 1/2 genes.It will give her significant risk to develop both ovarian & breast ca as well as other cancer. Check if there's other family members with different kind of cancers.She needs to discuss with her doctor her risk. ...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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Is it possible if a girl has cervical cancer if she could have given it to a guy?

Is it possible if a girl has cervical cancer if she could have given it to a guy?

Confusing question: You cannot give a guy cervical cancer, they don't have one.The germ that can trigger cervical cancer, hpv, can be shared between sex partners.In males it can cause penile, anal and esophageal cancer, all of which take years to develop.The male may also carry the hpv and never have any problem with it, and never know they have it. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian teratoma pregnant is it possible for my daughter to be born with same tumor but more dominant meaning cancer?

If I have ovarian teratoma pregnant is it possible for my daughter to be born with same tumor but more dominant meaning cancer?

No: You baby will not be affected by the tumor directly, however the presence of an ovarian mass can complicate pregnancy and delivery. Please consult with your OB at the earliest to ensure your and your baby's safety. ...Read more

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Is a man can have a baby, the doctor said, he cant never have the baby. But his GF has got pregnant. So it can that be possible?

Is a man can have a baby, the doctor said, he cant never have the baby. But his GF has got pregnant. So it can that be possible?

Well it would: depend on the reason that the man was deemed incapable of impregnating a female. Paternity sometimes comes into play. ...Read more

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My mother had breast cancer age 43 but their is no familial deaseas so why did it happen to her and is it possible that i get this disease later on?

My mother had breast cancer age 43 but their is no familial deaseas so why did it happen to her and is it possible that i get this disease later on?

Majority: The vast majority of women who get breast cancer do not have family history of breast cancer. You mother should have undergone testing for the breast cancer genes brca1 and brca2. This would also help to determine your risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Is it likely to get thyroid cancer if your mother had it twice before?

Is it likely to get thyroid cancer if your mother had it twice before?

Thyroid: Certain types of thyroid cancers have a genetic component ie medullary. Thyroid cancer is often seen more in patients with hashimotos disease which can run in families. ...Read more

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My mother recently had a fibroid removed that was causing her problems. Even though its removed, she is continuing to have to same problems. Advice?

My mother recently had a fibroid removed that was causing her problems. Even though its removed, she is continuing to have to same problems. Advice?

Gyn Recheck: Fibroids can cause pelvic pressure, bleeding problems, bladder issues, and other trouble. Women with fibroids often have endometriosis which often causes pain problems. I suggest getting rechecked by a gyn specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i get cancer if my mother has breast cancer ?

Is it possible that i get cancer if my mother has breast cancer ?

Increased risk: Having a first degree relative with a history of breast cancer can increase your risk of breast cancer, colon cancer and ovarian or prostate cancer. It is important to get regular screening exams. ...Read more

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How likely is it that I have colorectal cancer if my dad had it?

How likely is it that I have colorectal cancer if my dad had it?

More likely.: Most colon cancer is from adenomatous polyps. Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer comes from hmsh2 and hmlh1 genes on chromosomes 2 and 3 respectively which repair dna. These have mutations that can lead to colon and other cancers. Diagnosis needs three or more relatives with colon cancer, with one being a first degree relative, >1 case before 50, and >=2 generations. ...Read more

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My mom has breast cancer and is having surgery. How serious is it if she must have surgery?

My mom has breast cancer and is having surgery. How serious is it if she must have surgery?

It depends: Breat cancer is one of the cancers for which we have good treatments and upwards of 80% cure rate. Yet it is difficult to predict how one patient will do as we must monitor them for several years before we can be sure that a person is trouble free. Having surgery does not neceassarily mean that it is bad as surgery is only done if it is relatively early cancer. ...Read more

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If your mother had brain cancer how likely would i get it cancer in general? She did beat it !

If your mother had brain cancer how likely would i get it cancer in general? She did beat it !

Genetics of cancer: Brain cancers are not traditionally genetic based. Breast and other gyn cancers are more clearly linked. There are 'cancer syndromes' that can run within a family.. But are very rare. Most cancers are spontaneous and related to environmental factors. ...Read more

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If child has NF1 and parents are negative, but were told it could be in reproductive cells, is it possible for 2nd child to not have it, but 3rd does?

If child has NF1 and parents are negative, but were told it could be in reproductive cells, is it possible for 2nd child to not have it, but 3rd does?

New mutation?: If neither parent carries a mutation for NF (neurofibromatosis), then the affected child is a new mutation. Each future child has a very rare risk of having a separate new mutation causing NF. Realize that every child in the world has a rare chance of getting a new mutation causing NF. No worries... unless one's geneticist feels there is a reason to worry. If so, the geneticist can evaluate more. ...Read more

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My mom had breast cancer. She is doing well but she has the braca 2 mutation. What are the chances she passed it down to me? When should I get tested?

My mom had breast cancer. She is doing well but she has the braca 2 mutation. What are the chances she passed it down to me? When should I get tested?

50%: Your chance of having your mother's mutation is 50% and you could test now that you are sexually mature. You only need to test for that particular mutation (single site analysis) unless there is suspicious family history in your dad's side too or you are of eastern europe jewish ethnicity. One of the families i follow has a different mutation from each side, so it can happen. Best to you. ...Read more

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My partner has a complex cyst on ovary found during ultrasound. She is 22 years old. How likely is is to be cancer? She has appt but is very worried.

My partner has a complex cyst on ovary found during ultrasound. She is 22 years old. How likely is is to be cancer? She has appt but is very worried.

Complex cyst: At age 22, the risk of a complex cyst being cancer is very low. More common causes, by far, are other types of cysts that will go away by themselves or a non-cancerous dermoid cyst. Often a cyst that forms when an egg is normally released can collapse or bleed inside itself. This is the most common cause of a complex cyst at her age. Usually we would repeat the ultrasound in a few months. ...Read more

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What can I do if my sister has a heart shaped uterus and one ovary. How likely is it that I have it too?

What can I do if my sister has a heart shaped uterus and one ovary. How likely is it that I have it too?

Unlikely : There's only remote chance that you would have the same abnormality. Those types of abnormalities form in utero. If you find yourself unable to conceive when you desire, see am infertility specialist! ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have complex ovarian cyst, was told I may have to remove it in case it's its cancerous. IS this safe for baby? Can it be cancer?

I'm pregnant and have complex ovarian cyst, was told I may have to remove it in case it's its cancerous. IS this safe for baby? Can it be cancer?

Could be cancer.: It is not likely to be risk to baby. Any ovarian mass or complex cyst can be cancer. Such lesions should be evaluated until exact cause is known. Sometimes need to biopsy or remove. ...Read more

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My mother is going to have surgery sometime this week because she has abnormal blood coming from her uterus, so she wants to get it remove. Willshedie?

My mother is going to have surgery sometime this week because she has abnormal blood coming from her uterus, so she wants to get it remove. Willshedie?

No ,it is a low risk: Procedure , get her heart checked , speak to her doctor , will explain benefits & risks and let her decide. ...Read more

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Docs said I have crysitc fibrosis in my genes and that there is a chance my baby could have it if the father has it to what are the chances he will?

Docs said I have crysitc fibrosis in my genes and that there is a chance my baby could have it if the father has it to what are the chances he will?

Varies: A great answer is available at http://www.Ucsfhealth.Org/education/carrier_testing_for_cystic_fibrosis/ if no one in your family has cf, your chance of being a carrier depends upon your ancestry: european caucasians, ashkenazi jews — 1 in 29 hispanic americans — 1 in 46 african americans — 1 in 61 asian americans — 1 in 90 if both parents are carriers, the likelihood of a baby having CF is 1 in 4. ...Read more

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If a woman doesn't have fully developed breasts, is it still possible for her to get breast cancer?

If a woman doesn't have fully developed breasts, is it still possible for her to get breast cancer?

Yes: By not having fully developed breasts, do you mean, pre-pubertal? Or do you mean smaller breasts? Breast cancer is dependent on many factors, many of which we know, and may of which we don't. Yes, it is possible in smaller breasted women, and is also possible in men. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

A cancer that begins in the female organs ...Read more