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Is it true that it's rare for teen girls to get ovarian cancer?

Is it true that it's rare for teen girls to get ovarian cancer?

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 more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Is it possible for teens / pre teens to get anal cancer?

Is it possible for teens / pre teens to get anal cancer?

Takes years : You can, at any age, acquire the hpv strain that will eventually become an anal cancer. This can happen with one's first sexual exposure to the virus, or be prevented if you have received the vaccine series & completed it at least a month prior to exposure. The tissue changes that are triggered by the virus & become cancer take years & the likelihood of diagnosis in the teen years is remote. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a teenage girl to get breast cancer?

Is it possible for a teenage girl to get breast cancer?

Yes: This is theoretically possible but extremely uncommon to the point of being rare. ...Read more

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Is it possible for teens can get breast cancer?

Is it possible for teens can get breast cancer?

Almost-never.: Breast cancer is very rare in women under 30 and increases in incidence the older you get. The statistical probabibility of having breast cancer in your teens is less than the probability of winning a million dollars in the lottery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for males to get breast cancer?

Is it possible for males to get breast cancer?

Yes: But rarely. Only 2, 000 new cases occur every year in the u. S. Males who are brca carriers have a higher risk, maybe 4-8% chance during their lifetime. Men should examine their breasts, be aware of any lump or other breast symptoms, and promptly seek medical advise. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is uncommon for teenage girls to get breast cancer?

Please tell me if it is uncommon for teenage girls to get breast cancer?

Yes, uncommon!: 15% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are between the ages of 15 and 39... And most are closer to 39. It's always possible, but very unlikely, for a teenager to get breast cancer. ...Read more

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Is it common for teenage girls to develop a breast abscess?

Is it common for teenage girls to develop a breast abscess?

No, but it happens. : Breast abscesses can occur at any age, typically via normal skin bacteria entering a break in the skin or nipple. Rx centers on antibiotics and draining any pus, ideally via (repeated) aspirations rather than surgical drainage. Surgical evaluation is mandatory--it is best to treat this as early as possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible for teenagers to get esophageal cancer?

Is it possible for teenagers to get esophageal cancer?

Yes but rare: Barrett's metaplasia is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. Anyone with barrett's should be in a endoscopic surveillance program. Other risks factors that might effect young people: achalasia, chaga's disease, scleroderma, history of caustic ingestion, lymphoma. ...Read more

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Is it possible for men to get breast cancer?

Is it possible for men to get breast cancer?

Yes, it is possible: Male breast cancer is rare in contrast to female breast cancer. In the United States, approximately 2140 new cases of mbc are diagnosed annually, and 450 deaths occur.The median age of onset of male breast cancer is 65 to 67, approximately 5 to 10 years older than in women. ...Read more

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How common is it to get breast cancer as a teenager?

How common is it to get breast cancer as a teenager?

Almost-never.: The statistical probability of getting breast cancer in your teens is lower than the odds of winning the lottery. Breast cancer rates increase the older you are, and are rarely seen before the 30's. ...Read more

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How common is it for a woman my age to have uterine cancer?

How common is it for a woman my age to have uterine cancer?

Uncommon : But certain risk factors can increase your risk: obesity, anovulation, hypertension, diabetes, infertility. See a gynecologic oncologist. ...Read more

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How probable is it for a teen to get breast cancer?

How probable is it for a teen to get breast cancer?

Very unlikely...: Breast cancer would be a very unusual / uncommon finding in a teenager. Breast masses can develop in young people, but these are generally benign growths such as "fibroadenomas". If a teen has a palpable breast lump and is concerned, it would be appropriate to visit with a healthcare provider for a physical examination. ...Read more

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How likely is it for an adolescent to have breast cancer?

How likely is it for an adolescent to have breast cancer?

Very, very unlikely: The incidence of breast cancer increases with age, occurring very rarely in one's 20's, sporadically in the 30's, and then increasing with each decade of life. An adolescent with a breast lump still requires physician evaluation, but a benign tumor called a fibroadenoma is far more likely. ...Read more

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What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The average age of a woman with ovarian cancer in the us is 62-63. In women with a family history, women with brca1 mutations usually get cancer earlier and women with brca2 mutations get ovarian cancer at a later age. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get breast cancer at sixteen?

Is it possible to get breast cancer at sixteen?

Breast Cancer: Although it is rare to get breast cancer in the teens any breast pain, breast lumps, nipple discharge or other concerns should be reported to your doctor. He or she can decide if diagnostic tests such as a mammogram, ultrasound or biopsy are necessary. ...Read more

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Is it possible that 14 year old girls can develop breast cancer?

Is it possible that 14 year old girls can develop breast cancer?

It's rare: Although it's pretty rare, it is possible for a 14-year-old to have an invasive carcinoma of the breast; it's also possible for there to be a mistake or confusion in diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's rare for teen girls to get ovarian cancer?

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 more

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I'm scared that my symptoms may be of ovarian cancer. How to get tested?

I'm scared that my symptoms may be of ovarian cancer.  How to get tested?

Talk with OBGYN 1st: A pelvic exam, imaging and review of symptoms and family history constitute the first steps in evaluating a woman for possible ovarian tumors and other health threats. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Yes: "hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A bso (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Even if the ovaries have been removed, there is a very small chance that ovarian cancer can develop from cells that line the abdominal cavity. This chance is much less than 1 in 100. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical and ovarian cancer together?

Can you get cervical and ovarian cancer together?

Yes: Both are common -- thankfully, cervical cancer is usually caught early when it's very curable, and many ovarians cancers are caught early as well. ...Read more

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How often do you get bleeding for ovarian cancer?

How often do you get bleeding for ovarian cancer?

Vaginal bleeding: Ovarian cancer does not usually cause abnormal uterine bleeding. You should be worked up for endometrial cancer or hyperplasia by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results of an ovarian cancer screen?

What test are you: Referring to. There is no approved screening test for ovarian cancer in general population. ...Read more

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Ovarian cancer, can you get rid of it?

Ovarian cancer, can you get rid of it?

If...: ...Detected early enough, as with most cancers. The problem is that ovarian cancer is usually spread by the time it's discovered and there is no good screening. People at high risk need to consider preventative surgery to remove them. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of pain from ovarian cancer?

Yes, it is possible: Chemotherapy will be able to palliate your pain, as ovarian cancer , usually is very sensitive /responsive to chemotherapy. A good pain medication will be useful as well. See your oncologist / gyne-onc and discuss further re-treatment options for the ovarian cancer and related pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should i get weekly paclitaxol and carboplatin in ovarian cancer?

Should i get weekly paclitaxol and carboplatin in ovarian cancer?

IT'S AN OPTION: Paclitaxel can be given every 3 weeks or weekly (dose dense) over a period of aprox 4 1/2 months. Carboplatin is given every 3 weeks regardless of which option is selected. ...Read more

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Who should get the ovarian cancer vaccine?

? Ovarian Cancer ?: There is a vaccine for strains of HPV that are associated with cervical cancer. It is approved for anyone 9-26 although it is likely protective at other ages. I no of no vaccine for ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The average age of a woman with ovarian cancer in the us is 62-63. In women with a family history, women with brca1 mutations usually get cancer earlier and women with brca2 mutations get ovarian cancer at a later age. ...Read more

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Is it possible for 30 yr old to get ovarian cancer?

Yes, but rare: Ovarian Cancer can occur at any age; however its most come in the 50's and 60's. Its not at all common in 30 year-old women. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why is it that you get the symptoms you do with ovarian cancer?

Why is it that you get the symptoms you do with ovarian cancer?

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

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Can you help? Could symptoms of ovarian cancer come and go and get better sometimes?

Can you help? Could symptoms of ovarian cancer come and go and get better sometimes?

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

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Whats the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

Whats the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

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

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Is it possible to get pregnant after ovarian cancer?

Maybe: It depends on the treatment. If your ovaries are removed you cannot get pregnant unless you have in vitro fertilization. You also have to have your uterus for pregnancy. If it was removed then no pregnancy unless you use a surrogate. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

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