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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cancer And Diaphragm

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Why is talcum powder a cause of ovarian cancer?

Why is talcum powder a cause of ovarian cancer?

Talc in ovarian ca: One explanation for a possible association between talc and ovarian cancer is that decades ago talcum powder was sometimes contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. ...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


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Where does ovarian cancer commonly metastasize to?

Where does ovarian cancer commonly metastasize to?

Different sites: One of the most common sites for ovarian cancer to spread is to the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum) or to the fatty covering over the abdomen (omentum). Other sites may be the diaphragm or less likely to the lungs. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum, what is my prognosis?

If I have ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum, what is my prognosis?

Depends on surgery: Ovarian cancer has a high incidence of metastasis. When it occurs surgical debuling is the procedure of choice. The omentum becomes involved due to presence of TGF-B producing caking and leading to ascites followed by diaphragm and small bowel seeding. Best results with total omentectomy and debulking to no lesion left that is larger than 1 cm or smaller. Chemo then can be effective. ...Read more

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Is it fairly rare that ovarian cancer would spread to the anterior cervical lymph nodes?

Is it fairly rare that ovarian cancer would spread to the anterior cervical lymph nodes?

YES: The spread is usually intra-pelvic and intra-abdominal ..INGUINAL nodes may be involved but spread ABOVE THE DIAPHRAGM is unusual and is usually to the lungs! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Does the diet affect the risk of ovarian cancer?

Does the diet affect the risk of ovarian cancer?

Nothing really: No diet is associated with ovarian cancer. However, it is always good to have a healthy-well balanced diet. Cut down carbohydrates, red meat intake- especially processed red meat. Avoid alcohol and tobacco/cigarette. Increase more vegetable, fruits, fibres and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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What are the survival rates for ovarian cancer?

What are the survival rates for ovarian cancer?

Depends on stage: Unfortunately, the survival rates for advanced ovarian cancer remain poor, despite advances in treatment. The overall survival at 5 years is 46%. However, survival varies greatly depending on the stage at diagnosis. Those diagnosed at stage I have a 5 year survival rate of around 80%, stage ii is around 55%, stage iii is around 30%, and stage IV is around 10%. ...Read more

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Isnt it better to be testing for ovarian cancer earlier?

Isnt it better to be testing for ovarian cancer earlier?

Makes sense but....: It is a great idea but unfortunately there is no screening test available that can identify ovarian cancer early on in women. ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer have symptoms in its early stages?

Does ovarian cancer have symptoms in its early stages?

Ovarian cancer: In early stages ovarian cancer has no symptoms whatsoever. Thats why is so hard to diagnose it, untill it is really advance.It is a cornerstone for gyn oncologyst which are working really hard to find a screening test for ovarian cancer.The symptoms of fullness, wight loss, bloating appear when cancer spread already to the bowells. ...Read more

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How is ovarian cancer caused?

No one cause: There is no specific cause for ovarian cancer, but several risk factors have been identified. Women who have a family history of either ovarian, breast, or colon cancer all are at increased risk for ovarian cancer. Most ovarian cancers are diagnosed in the six or seventh decades of life, and typically arise from the ovarian epithelium. There is no effective screening test for ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more