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Can a low blood count mean ovarian cancer?

Can a low blood count mean ovarian cancer?

Wasn't sure what you: Meant by low counts, but I would not leap from low blood count to ovarian ca. Ovarian ca does not tend to metastasize to bone marrow, where blood cells are made. Contralateral ovary, fallopian tubes, peritoneum, liver, lungs, bone and brain are the most common sites. I think the more intriguing question is why you are making the connection? Is there a family history that concerns you? ...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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If ovarian cancer spreads to the kidney does it spread via blood?

If ovarian cancer spreads to the kidney does it spread via blood?

Yes that would be th: Spread into kidney is uncommon. It may occur by surface implantation when there is intra-abdominal tumor all round the kidneys or it could spread via blood although that is a less common route of spread for ovarian cancer compared to most other cancers. ...Read more

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Any reliable blood test for ovarian cancer?

Any reliable blood test for ovarian cancer?

NO: There is no good / reliable blood test for ovarian cancer as a screening test.
However, if you have ovarian cancer, a cancer marker- ca-125, in majority times is elevated in ovarian cancer and this can be used to monitor response to treatment. ...Read more

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What the test for ovarian cancer? Ultrasound or blood test

What the test for ovarian cancer? Ultrasound or blood test

Several tests done.: 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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Can doctors do blood tests to see if you carry the ovarian cancer gene?

Can doctors do blood tests to see if you carry the ovarian cancer gene?

No one gene: A number of genetic anomalies increase the risk of ovarian cancer but there is not a single or even a set of tests, that would be useful in isolation. You may wish to discuss your family history with your doctor to see if a genetic test is warranted. ...Read more

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Why is the ca-125 blood test to check for ovarian cancer not part of a woman's checkup?

Why is the ca-125 blood test to check for ovarian cancer not part of a woman's checkup?

Not useful: It is neither sensitive nor specific for ovarian cancer and is not useful as a screening test. If elevated at diagnosis of ovarian cancer, it is useful in following the progress of tumor and response to treatment. ...Read more

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My sister has stage vi ovarian cancer that spread to liver and stomach. She is on chemo and is meking her very sick, she whent to the toilet and her bowl was a lot of blood, please tell me what is the prognosis.?

My sister has stage vi ovarian cancer that spread to liver and stomach. She is on chemo and is meking her very sick, she whent to the toilet and her bowl was a lot of blood, please tell me what is the prognosis.?

Prognosis: The prognosis (outlook) for anyone with stage IV ovarian cancer is quite grave. Additionally, if your sister is having frank blood while on the toilet, she should be in immediate contact with her physician or brought into the emergency room. ...Read more

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Place to donate blood for ovarian cancer victim?

Place to donate blood for ovarian cancer victim?

Red Cross &CBC: Red cross and community blood centers collect blood and provide it to hospitals. It is generally not recommended to place restrictions on who may receive the blood you donate. ...Read more

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Can they detect ovarian cancer through a blood test?

Can they detect ovarian cancer through a blood test?

Backward: There is no screening test for ovca. However, if you have ovarian cancer, a ca-125 level may or may not be elevated. If it is, it may be one thing monitired for response. Getting ca-125, an expensive blood test of unproven value before knowing you have the cancer is inded backward, costly, non-specific and can led to unnecessary worry. ...Read more

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What do doctors look for in an ovarian cancer blood test?

What do doctors look for in an ovarian cancer blood test?

CA-125, OVA1BRCA1&2: The test are not for screening patients but for risk indicators
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ova1s used for early prediction of ovarian cancer.It is helpful in predicting if ovarian tumor is malignant before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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Any good easy blood test to screen for ovarian cancer yet?

Any good easy blood test to screen for ovarian cancer yet?

No: Some may offer a ca-125 blood test as a screening for ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, while ca-125 is found in 80-90% of ovarian cancer patients, it is not very specific (meaning it is elevated in a number of conditions) and is not found in early cancers. It is better used as a method of following cancer treatment and progression, once it is diagnosed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have ovarian cancer and have a normal ca 125 blood test?

Is it possible to have ovarian cancer and have a normal ca 125 blood test?

Yes.: Ca125 can vary from person to person and can change under various circumstances not related to cancer. It is more useful as a way to track disease progression or treatment success. ...Read more

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Is the blood marker lpa (lysophosphatidic acid) an effective screening tool for ovarian cancer?

Is the blood marker lpa (lysophosphatidic acid) an effective screening tool for ovarian cancer?

No: Unfortunately, there are no good "screening" tests for ovarian cancer. When an ovarian cyst or mass is present and appears suspicious, your doctor may draw a ca-125 or ova-1 test. These tests can help predict the likelihood that it may or may not be concerning for cancer. ...Read more

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Why won't insurance cover blood tests to see if you carry the ovarian cancer gene?

Why won't insurance cover blood tests to see if you carry the ovarian cancer gene?

Do You Qualify?: Many insurances (including medicare) will cover the expense for brca testing, provided that a person has a 10% chance, or greater, of having the mutation. A risk estimate can be calculated by your age, personal history of cancer, and age and type of cancer in first-degree relatives. A risk calculator can be found on the website for the company that performs this blood test, myriad genetics. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer does it show blood in urine test?

If you have ovarian cancer does it show blood in urine test?

No it does not unles: No it does not show blood in urine, unless there is metastasis in kidney, or tumor pressing on urinary tract structure. ...Read more

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Why is the ca-125 blood test for ovarian cancer not part of a yearly checkup?

Why is the ca-125 blood test for ovarian cancer not part of a yearly checkup?

Not beneficial: The ca125 test is not used for screening for ovarian cancer because it does not work in the general female population. The ca125 can be abnormal in situations without any cancer and most importantly using this test does not save any lives like in the case of maamograms for breast cancer. ...Read more

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Why do some women get blood in their urine with ovarian cancer?

Why do some women get blood in their urine with ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Ovarian cancer commonly spreads by the cancer cells sloughing off the ovary, floating in the abdominal cavity, and planting in other areas, especially where the fluid pools. The bladder surface is one of those areas where implants commonly occur, and can cause blood in the urine. Sometimes the ovarian tumor itself can rest on the bladder and cause bladder irritation, and potentially bleeding. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Had a blood test and it was negative and my scan turned out negative too. So what is the matter?

I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Had a blood test and it was negative and my scan turned out negative too. So what is the matter?

Ovarian cancer: More often than not, ovarian cancer does not have symptoms. If your scan and blood tests are negative, obviously one must consider other causes. If you separately list your symptoms here, we might be able to help. Even better might be a consult via HealthTap Prime or Healthtap Concierge. Whatever we can do to help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a ca125 blood test check for cancers other than ovarian cancer?

Yes: There are other cancers that will have a positive ca-125. They include cancer of the pancreas, stomach, esophagus, liver, breast, colon, or lung. Cancer of the lining of the abdominal cavity, and cancer of the fallopian tubes or lining of uterus. ...Read more

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I have constant bloating pressure from left hip have IBS dr reckon just a flair up could that be right I am worried about ovarian cancer?

I have constant bloating pressure from left hip have IBS dr reckon just a flair up could that be right I am worried about ovarian cancer?

IBS: Do you have IBS or IBD? There is a difference. Ovarian cancer is not very common, but if you have family history of it, or of breast cancer in first generation family members, you will want to check with your gynecologist for regular exams. Do you have bowel movement changes that point more to colonic issues? An exam by your primary MD and some bloodwork if warranted would be a first step. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to know why some women get blood in thier urine with ovarian cancer?

Cancer spread: Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is usually not detected until it has already spread and involved other organs. If it has involved the bladder you will usually see blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Can a woman have a normal ca125 blood test and still have ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Yes. Only 85% of ovarian cancers have an elevated ca 12 at presentation. Therefore, 15 of every 100 women with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer have a ca 125 within the normal range. Ca 125 is not a diagnostic test. But is used to follow the progress of chemotherapy. ...Read more

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I had ovarian cancer a year ago. I have been healthy since but I am having pressure and pain in my pelvic region for a week could it be cyst or cancer?

Very possible,,,: This is rare in women your age and if surgery was done and it was all removed, there should be no recurrence, but if it wasn't all removed, it can certainly recur and would likely need surgery again with chemotherapy. You'd be we'll advised to see your doctor for at least a follow up exam and for evaluation on this important issue. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer be diagnosed during a blood draw for viral infection?

Can ovarian cancer be diagnosed during a blood draw for viral infection?

I am not following y: Virus infection has no role to play in ovarian cancer (you are confusing it with cancer of the cervix which is caused by hpv viruses)
there is a blood test (called ca-125) which can be of some help for detection of cancer of the ovary but it is not always entirely reliable. ...Read more

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I may have an abnormal he 4 blood test. Do I have ovarian cancer. I have an ovarian cyst 3.4 CM which is being monitored with transvaginal ultrasounds?

I may have an abnormal he 4 blood test. Do I have ovarian cancer. I have an ovarian cyst 3.4 CM which is being monitored with transvaginal ultrasounds?

An abnormal HE-4: Is not good but what is the ca-125 or did they do an ova-1? And if you are not, you should be referred to a gyn oncologist for evaluation and is not hard to remove that ovary through the davinci or laparoscope if necessary, as at your age the ovary is worthless and hopefully it will be benign. ...Read more

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When you have early stages of ovarian cancer you first experience blood and after other symptoms?

Clarify: In the early stages of ovarian cancer, you experience nothing, except for the unusual case in which an ovarian tumor (usually a benign one) causes the uterus to bleed. Only later do the symptoms appear, resulting from a pelvic mass compressing nearby organs, etc. ...Read more

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My wife has very high estrogen level she did have ovarian cancer which was removed she had blood tests the other day and her estrogen level were 2000?

Talk with your doc: As a gynecologic oncologist, I don't usually follow estrogen as a marker for ovarian cancer. There are a few rare exceptions (granulosa cell tumors). Estrogen is also made in fat cells. You and your wife should have a conversation with her doctor about why they are sending estrogen levels at all. Aromatase inhibitors are a group of drugs that prevent estrogen production and can be used to treat. ...Read more

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I have a 2.8cm ovarian cyst. I have the brca1 mutated gene. My ca125 blood test came back normal. Could it still be early stage of ovarian cancer?

Rare: Ovarian cysts are of concern when over 5 cm. If the small cyst is not complex it is usually followed by ultrasound. Ca 125 has no diagnostic implication but is only of value for monitoring. Brca1 suggests the cyts should be followed. ...Read more

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Help please! Could cancer cause low blood pressure?

Help please! Could cancer cause low blood pressure?

Not directly: Low BP can occur in cancer due to dehydration or severe infections and some chemotherapy agents. It can also occur if there has been significant weight loss. But isolated low blood pressure in someone who is otherwise healthy is unlikely to be due to cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


Dr. Scott Keith
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more