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Ovarian Cancer And Celiac Disease
So I had a miscarriage in January. Since then I have mild shooting pains in my pelvic area, not enough so I double over in pain but it's annoyin. I've been tested for celiac, anemia and ovarian cancer but all fine. Had US but all fine! Please help?
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. It is good to start with an Obgyn and they can arrange a step by step approach to determining the cause and treatment ...Read more
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 have stage 2 low grade 1 ovarian cancer after op no macroscopic disease. Onc insist no chemo needed. Is there evidence that it makes a differenc?
Seek another opinion: There is evidence for chemo after surgery in stage ii ovarian cancer Ella (ulipristal acetate) prevent recurrent disease. There are a few subsets of ovarian ca that may not require chemo but classic path should be treated even if there is no macro disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Celiac disease, especially if one has symptoms or small intestine inflammation/damage, does increase one's risk of small intestine cancer (adenocarcinoma, lymphoma). The increased risk may go to normal if one stays on a completely gluten free diet and stops having intestinal symptoms for many years. Celiac disease is not a risk factor for stomach cancer, according to the american cancer society. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gluten free diet: The best way to decrease the risk of cancer in patients with celiac disease is to maintain a gluten free diet. Additionally, having periodic screening - endoscopy, is probably worthwhile. Patients with celiac disease should have a baseline endoscopy and not just rely on blood tests when making the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed with celiac disease at 13, should've happened as I baby, I went 13 years eating gluten not knowing, am I at higher risk for cancer etc?
Celiac ads & Cancer: Yes, there is an increased risk of lymphomas and certain types of intestinal cancers in celiac sufferers, and that risk is enhanced the longer the disease goes without diagnosis. Having said that, you and your doctor can now plan a schedule of regular surveillance, which you would have started in adulthood anyway. The mean age when cancer was dx'd - in one study - was 47.6 years of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ovarian cancer: In europe they do not treat with chemo, in the us we have higher survival and lower recurrence and we treat with carboplatin/paclitaxel. ...Read more
I've had Celiac disease for almost 12 years. I was told I can get intestinal cancer for not following the diet. Is that true?
Hello I am awaitinf key hole surgey to get diagnosed with endometriosis and polysistic ovarian disease. Is tha ovarian cancer?
No: Cancer occurs when a cell type begins to reproduce itself and invade/destroy surrounding or distant sites.Celiac disease represents the injury caused by antibodies your body makes to proteins in gluten.These antibodies mistakenly consider gluten as a foreign invader but also injure your gut tissue triggering symptoms. Stop eating gluten and the injury stops, letting the gut heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only certain cancers: Population-based studies have confirmed that patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of mortality. However, they do not seem to be at an increased risk only to lymphoproliferative malignancy (of lymph nodes) and gastrointestinal cancer. A gluten free diet may reduce those cancers, possibly reduce the increased mortality as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a family member has ovarian cancer, can genetic screening determine if other family members will get the disease?
Yes: Ovarian cancer, especially pre-menopausal ovarian cancer is a rare disease and I recommend family members of such patients atleast have a genetics consultation to talk about testing. Brca-1 and brca-2 mutations put women at a much higher risk of developing ovarian, breast and endometrial cancers. More common in jewish women. Hnpcc (lynch syndrome) also increases the risks of female cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Celiac disease, especially if one has symptoms or small intestine inflammation/damage, does increase one's risk of small intestine cancer (adenocarcinoma, lymphoma). The increased risk may go to normal if one stays on a completely gluten free diet and stops having intestinal symptoms for many years. Celiac disease is not a risk factor for stomach cancer, according to the american cancer society. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I tested positive for celiac disease through a blood test but waiting to get my biopsy done, but liver & spleen are enlarged can it be cancer?
Organomegaly: Celiac disease is not usually associated with enlargement of liver and spleen. While some leukemias/lymphomas might cause this, they are not common in your age group, and might be associated with abnormalities of CBC or other tests. If you have solid anti-gliadin antibody test, then a small bowel biopsy is probably not essential. Fatty liver, cirrhosis, circulatory issues might be worth excluding. ...Read more