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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cancer And Diaphragm

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,214 doctors shared insights

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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I'm getting a hysterocopy done and just wondering can they tell if you have cervical cancer, ovarian cancer or any other cancer by doing that?

I'm getting a hysterocopy done and just wondering can they tell if you have cervical cancer, ovarian cancer or any other cancer by doing that?

No, No, yes: A hysteroscopy is a procedure where a camera is advanced into the uterus. It is usually performed in the setting of abnormal bleeding and also in infertility workups. It can be used to detect uterine cancer, but not cervical or ovarian. ...Read more

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I'm concerned I could have something serious going on like ovarian cancer. I had 3rd stage endometriosis at 14 and lately in the past 2 months iv gained 10 lbs I look prego and more symptoms?

I'm concerned I could have something serious going on like ovarian cancer. I had 3rd stage endometriosis at 14 and lately in the past 2 months iv gained 10 lbs I look prego and more symptoms?

Go see ur Family Doc: It may be as simple as pregnancy so take home pregnancy test. If negative, you need to see your Family Doc this week for complete evaluation & appropriate treatment. If positive, you still need to see Family Doc or OB for prenatal care or other options. Don't wait! Don't delay! ...Read more

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What to do if I am scared I'm dying of cervical or ovarian cancer?

What to do if I am scared I'm dying of cervical or ovarian cancer?

2 separate issues: First: cancer risk. Ovarian cancer is bad but not common unless a patient carries a high risk gene like BRCA and even then it would be unlikely at your age. Cervical cancer (or pre malignant changes) can happen at your age. By now you should be getting Pap smears and HPV test per standards of care. Talk to your doc about this and ask him if you need to see a risk assessment specialist. ...Read more

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I m 61 of my younger sisters(5yrsyoungr) died from ovarian cancer, but my 2 older sistes are fine. What are my chances?

I m 61  of my younger sisters(5yrsyoungr) died from ovarian cancer, but my 2 older  sistes are fine. What are my chances?

Increased b/c fam.hx: Because of your family history, i would say your chances of getting this are somewhat higher. About 5% of these have a familial element. The risk also increases with age after the 5th decade, and peaks in the 8th decade. If you were pregnant and used oral contraceptives, this reduces risk, but if you had no pregnancies, that is an increased risk. I advise close follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel bloated but don't look it but I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer could I imagine the symptoms if I'm obsessed with it ?

I feel bloated but don't look it but I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer could I imagine the symptoms if I'm obsessed with it ?

Yes.: Anxiety can cause a variety of symptoms. You may be comforted to know that ovarian cancer is rare in pre-menopausal women. Bloating in young women is far more often due to bowel distention due to gas in the colon. ...Read more

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A far away cousin recently died from OVARIAN CANCER at only 28! She didn't know she had it, she just never woke up. I'm worried I'm 22 & scared?

Visit primary care: I sorry to hear of your cousin's passing. Ovarian cancer sometimes does have familial basis but risk is usually higher if it occurs in close relatives like your mother or sisters. Your primary care provider can evaluate you and determine whether genetic testing may be indicated as well as evaluate your overall health. Schedule a visit soon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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


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