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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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Have not had sex in 4 yrs. Wife just passed of ovarian cancer.Need E.D. meds. Having problems there.

Have not had sex in 4 yrs. Wife just passed of ovarian cancer.Need E.D. meds. Having problems there.

Most E.D. is: psychological. See your doc for testing. If hormonal or vascular he/she can help. Do you have morning erections? A good sign if you do that your ED MAY be psychological. You can also consult w/a HealthTap doc via HT concierge. Sorry for your loss and wish you the best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Symptom of ovarian cancer is enlarged ovary is that do to masses or can cancer just xause ovary to enlarge?

Symptom of ovarian cancer is enlarged ovary is that do to masses or can cancer just xause ovary to enlarge?

Ovarian mass: Oarian cancer is a solid cancer which means- some sort of mass/es would be there in ovary that is going to cause the increase size of the ovary. Ovary can also enlarge due to other benign condition such as simple cyst/physiologic cysts, polycystic disease etc. Especially at child bearing age, cysts would come and go, and majority of those cysts would be benign. So, close f/u of cyst is needed. ...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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I have just learned that i may have ovarian cancer. I am currently uninsured in california. Any suggestions? Probably not qualified for medical.

I have just learned that i may have ovarian cancer.  I am currently uninsured in california.  Any suggestions?  Probably not qualified for medical.

You should seek help: There are charity medical clinics in most major cities where a volunteer physician can check you and help you. You could also go to a city/county hospital where uninsured people can be examined and treated. You should seek help from a social worker or a friend who can look up charity clinics listed in the internet. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's ovarian cancer or just a cyst?

How to tell if it's ovarian cancer or just a cyst?

It's complicated: And takes many years if school/ residency and then fellowship training to be an expert in such matters. The answer is beyond the realm of health tap. ...Read more

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Just curious as to whether a shallow cough, is a possible symptom of ovarian cancer?

Unlikely: Most symptoms of ovarian cancer are abdominal in nature. Cough would be very unusual in the absence of anything else. ...Read more

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Would ovarian cancer cause the feeling of being full all of the time? Or more likely just early satiety?

Would ovarian cancer cause the feeling of being full all of the time? Or more likely just early satiety?

Agree with Dr. Legha: Ovarian cancer does not have specific symptoms. Please consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-20028096 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My mam has ovarian cancer, it's really tough for me to cope :( i feel so upset and angry and i'd just like to know how to cope?

My mam has ovarian cancer, it's really tough for me to cope :( i feel so upset and angry and i'd just like to know how to cope?

Counseling: Dealing with grief is complicated and difficult. Life often isn't 'fair'. If you need help coping with your mother's cancer, ask your doctor for a referral to a counselor, whether it be a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other professional who deals with these issues. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more