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Maternal Grandmother Had Ovarian Cancer
My maternal grandmother had ovarian cancer. What is my chance (statistically) of getting ovarian cancer, too?
Probably low.: Unless your grandmother had ovarian cancer at a young age, or had both ovarian and breast cancer, or other close relatives of you and your grandmother have or had ovarian or breast cancer, your risk for ovarian cancer approaches the background statistical risk in your population. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My maternal grandmother developed Ovarian Cancer at age 70-71. It later came back and had spread to her lungs (smoker). Should I have genetic tests?
Talk to your doctor: People with family histories of certain cancers may be at higher risk than others, and genetic testing (for the BRAC1 and 2 genes, for example) can detect risk not only for breast cancer, but ovarian cancer as well, which should lead to more intense and regular screenings. A physician with interest/expertise in genetics should be consulted if your primary care doctor is not knowledgeable in this. ...Read more
My maternal grandmother had ovarian or uterine cancer, and died when she was in her mid 40's but from a blood clot. What are my risks?
My bio mother had breast cancer at a young age, and my bio grandmother had ovarian cancer. Both passed from it. Prophylactic mastectomy an option?
Depends: If you are 18 years old, that is a very early age to be considering mastectomy surgery. It would be best to see your family doctor and get a referral to a genetic counselor for consideration of brca testing to see what your risks are. You may or may not have a higher risk of breast and/or ovarian cancers. Be checked first before considering the worst. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could you tell me what are my chances of getting ovarian cancer if my grandmother had it & passed away from it?
Some ovarian ca: Is genetic, and you can be tested, along with your relatives for the brca genes. ...Read more
My grandmother may have very advanced ovarian cancer, tests are coming back today. Is ovarian cancer hereditary?
The risk for ovarian cancer if a great-great grandmother had it & another relative past 3rd degree died from it? Only 2 relatives had it.
Pretty low: Increased risk is usually associated with a history of first degree relatives and early onset/diagnosis (less than 50 years of age) ...Read more
I was wondering f I am at risk for ovarian cancer if my mother was diagnosed when she was 18 and m grandmother died from it? I am 20 and haven had a pap for a while and am concerned
Yes: There are two ways this can happen: 1. She had breast cancer with "drop metastases", meaning spread of breast cancer to the ovaries. This can happen with breast cancers that have the estrogen receptor. 2. She had both breast and ovarian cancer at the same time, mostly likely associated with a brca mutation. With this history, you may benefit from genetic counseling and/or testing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pelvis & abomen: Commonly when advaced spreads in the abdomen affecting the peritoneum producing increased intra pelvic and abdominal fluid. As most cancers may spread to liver, lung, brain, bone. Most ovarian cancer produce symptoms only in advanced stages with nonspecific sensations of increased belly or intraabdominally discomfort. Ca 125 is not a screening test because of so many false positives and negatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In some cases: In some cases of ovarian cancer, a mass (or masses) can be felt in the pelvis with a manual vaginal examination. In advanced cases, a swollen abdomen from ascites can be seen on exam (but this is not specific for ovarian cancer). In most cases of ovarian cancer, the findings on exam are quite nonspecific. ...Read more
Depends.: It is notoriously hard to detect early. Pelvic ultrasound and family history along with serum ca-125 are some approaches to early detection that have not been particularly effective. Current research is aiming at identifying a serum proteomic signature of early ovarian cancer that can be clinically useful. ...Read more
Not curable: Typically when someone refers to end stage they are describing a case that is not curable. Most of the time these are patients who have developed disease that has spread to parts of the body outside of where the cancer originally developed (i.e. Metastasis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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