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Doctor insights on: Is Ovarian Cancer The Same As Cervical Cancer

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Can you tell me more about cervical cancer and ovarian cancer?

Can you tell me more about cervical cancer and ovarian cancer?

Be specific?: We only have four hundred characters. This is best for narrow, focused questions. Mayo's is great for this stuff http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/definition/con-20028096 etc the nci can find studies you can be part of. ...Read more

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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I'm getting a hysterocopy done and just wondering can they tell if you have cervical cancer, ovarian cancer or any other cancer by doing that?

I'm getting a hysterocopy done and just wondering can they tell if you have cervical cancer, ovarian cancer or any other cancer by doing that?

No, No, yes: A hysteroscopy is a procedure where a camera is advanced into the uterus. It is usually performed in the setting of abnormal bleeding and also in infertility workups. It can be used to detect uterine cancer, but not cervical or ovarian. ...Read more

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Is this a sign of ovarian cancer or cervical cancer MRI shows bilateral ovarian cysts and small follicles also present on right ovary and iliac node?

Is this a sign of ovarian cancer or cervical cancer MRI shows bilateral ovarian cysts and small follicles also present on right ovary and iliac node?

No: It is hard to say with the information provided, but the MRI finding sounds benign, non-cancerous. Of course the ordering physician and official radiology report are more important than someone that does not know the full story. ...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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What are the symptoms of cervical and ovarian cancer?

What are the symptoms of cervical and ovarian cancer?

Pain and Bleeding: Cervical cancer can present with pain and bleeding from the vagina. Ovarian cancer is tough to diagnose as it cant be picked up on a PAP smear like cervical cancer. Ovarian cancers normally present with pelvic pain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cervical and ovarian cancer?

What is the difference between cervical and ovarian cancer?

Completely different: Ovarian cancer is cancer of the ovaries, which is usually sporadic or "non-family history" cancer, but can be in about 10-20% of cases. Cervical cancer is cancer of the uterine cervix which is the lower end of the uterus. This is at least partly caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. Pap and HPV testing is very good for cervical cancer screening, while there is no good ovarian cancer screening yet ...Read more

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What to do if I am scared I'm dying of cervical or ovarian cancer?

What to do if I am scared I'm dying of cervical or ovarian cancer?

2 separate issues: First: cancer risk. Ovarian cancer is bad but not common unless a patient carries a high risk gene like BRCA and even then it would be unlikely at your age. Cervical cancer (or pre malignant changes) can happen at your age. By now you should be getting Pap smears and HPV test per standards of care. Talk to your doc about this and ask him if you need to see a risk assessment specialist. ...Read more

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How can doctors distinguish between cervical and ovarian cancer?

How can doctors distinguish between cervical and ovarian cancer?

Location and path.: The cervix and the ovary are two different structures, so the location of the cancer is usually different. Also, the cancer cells look different under the microscope. A pathologist who specializes in looking at cells will look at the pieces of tissue and apply special stains to tell where the cancer came from. I hope that helps! ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

Cervical cancer is an uncontrolled proliferation of cells of the cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to certain mutations. High risk HPV viruses ...Read more