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Mucinous Borderline Ovarian Tumor
My dad's biological father was jewish. I had a borderline malignant mucinous ovarian tumor removed in 4/2013 that was 10lbs. Should I worry abt cancer?
Yes and no: Your cancer was of low grade yet it is not entirely worry free, as in some cases it does recur. Overall your cancer has very good prognosis in 80-90% of the cases. Your jewish heritage has no impact on this variety of ovarian cancer (it only affects the brca mutated type of cancers). ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Borderline cancer: It is considered cancer, but is exactly borderline meaning it has some cellular features of overtly or typical ovarian cancer, but not all. It therefore also tends to behave much less aggressivley. It is often "cured" with removal of the ovary and most often a hysterectomy is recommended. Consultation with a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist would be recommended to fully counsel a patient. ...Read more
It is low grade Canc: It is a slow growing (low grade) cancer of the ovary which is diagnosed in a small percent of cases. It does not seem to cause serious problem for many years. It also doe snot respond to any chemotherapy. The key is to ovoid over-treatment once this diagnosis has been established and confirmed. ...Read more
Yes: The tumors are what was described; borderline. Almost all will survive with no adjuvant therapy at all. ...Read more
I had a borderline malignant ovarian tumor that was mucinous. Would that mean it was pre-cancerous?
Was diagnosed with a Stage 1a/Grade 1 Mucinous ovarian tumor last year. Had right ovary/tube removed. Is this considered borderline or pre-cancer?
My dad's mom had cervical cancer/he had stage 3 nasal pharynax cancer/ I had a borderline malignant mucinous ovarian tumor (10lbs)/am I @ risk 4 cancer?
Do yourself a favor: I appreciate what a confusing time this must be. It appears that you have asked several questions all of which should have been addressed by your physician. You had cancer and you were probably cured. You need to keep up close surveillance for cancer like everyone else, be glad for your life being saved, and get on with productive living. Your physician can be your guide here. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with a 5cm borderline malignant ovarian tumor. Is borderline malignant mean it's not cancer?
It's cancer: However, it's unlikely to harm you. Different physicians may sugar-coat or say "barely cancer" or "not really cancer" but the bottom line is that I'm glad it's out or there's a fair chance it would have killed you. Read online about the statistics but if you were assured, "no spread", you've got 95%+ of it not killing you. ...Read more
If otherwise healthy: Then usually just a day or two at most if all else is doing well and there are no complications. ...Read more
I recently had an ovarian tumor removed the size of a golf ball and a half, is that the normal size for an ovarian tumor?
Can be: Ovarian growths can range from about grape size to more than a large watermelon. Most ovarian growths are fluid filled, related to the menstrual cycle and resolve spontaneously. Occasionally a growth may be solid or a mixture of fluid and solid- some of which need to be removed. Hope yours was ok. ...Read more
Ovarian Tumor: Without knowing more information about the type and extent of the tumor, it is hard to advise you. There are analgesics for pain that your doctor can order, but if the tumor has spread to other organs or bone, the choices become more complex. It is best to consult with your gynecologist/ oncologist and discuss specific pain palliation for your specific set of circumstances. ...Read more
Not much: There usually aren't many symptoms to tumors on the ovary whether benign or malignant. Malignancy is associated with weight loss, night sweats and fatigue. ...Read more
Hard to say:
It would depend. Benign ovarian masses can have all types go growth rates. I suspect that you mean a cancer
if malignant it's growth depends on the grade. I suspect tha this is what you mean. The higher the grade the faster the growth and the shorter the time.
Your doctor can fill in the blanks and describe the growth rate for you. ...Read more
Is no ovarian blood: menstrual bleeding occurs due to sloughing of lining of uterus secondary to hormonal changes on a monthly basis. Ovarian tumors do not bleed. They can spread to uterus but that is in the metastatic phase of disease when spread has probably involved omental fat pad and is secondarily associated with peritoneal ascites.. ...Read more
Bleeding and tumor: You need a complete work up including: history, physical, ultrasound and tumor markers. The size of the mass is key. ...Read more
Many types.: These are classified by the histology or cell make-up of the tumor. Surface epithelial-stromal tumor is the most common and includes serous tumour, endometrioid tumor and mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. Sex cord-stromal tumor comprise 8% of ovarian tumors and include granulosa cell, and sertoli leydig cell tumor. Germ cell tumors, like teratoma make up another 30%. Mixed tumors are another type. ...Read more
Resect if possible: If the ovarian lesion is associated with a pelvic mass they are probably related and require biopsy. Once cancer is defined it does require surgical debulking totally or to a minimal lesion less than 1 cm. To allow for the proper response to chemo. Omentectomy always follows with a debulking procedure. ...Read more
My friend diagnose with ovarian tumor and pelvic cancer, are there any ways to ease up her pain that she's been going through.?
I have an ovarian tumor and will do the laparoscopy soon. Must take the emergency contraception pill today. Is that ok in my condition? Thanx!
Drink heavily sober 36hr having laparotomy in 4 days for ovarian tumor are my so far minor withdrawal symptoms going to interfere what do I do?
50 yr old F, total Testosterone is 51, T Free 12.6, DHEA normal. Doctor is concerned about Ovarian Tumor. Are age and levels indicative of OC?
3wks have pain feels like bruise right hip waist side of back into groin and inner thigh feels little better laying down I'm scared it's ovarian tumor?
Symptoms are vague: Difficult to say what this might be from but it certainly sounds worthwhile and reasonable to get an OBgyn exam possibly with an ultrasound to see. There can be many many causes, benign as well malignant, that give the symptoms you describe ...Read more
Extreme bloating & pain after eating, dx ovarian cysts, pelvic venous congestion, partial seizures. Every blood test normal could it be ovarian tumor?
It is a slow growing (low grade) cancer of the ovary which is diagnosed in a small percent of cases. It does not seem to cause serious problem for many years. It also doe snot respond to any chemotherapy. The key is to ovoid over-treatment once this diagnosis has ...Read more