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Ovarian Cancer Can It Go Undetected
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
As early as possible: Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is often missed during its early stages, as it either causes no symptoms at all, or only very general symptoms, until it becomes quite advanced. Like all cancers, though, ovarian cancer has a much higher cure rate when detected at an early stage, . ...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
???: Why? Even patients with advanced cancer can be treated successfully for control of symptoms and sometimes do well for over a year. Progressive ovarian cancer can be quite unpleasant so i'm not sure why it would be left untreated. Of course, if the patient has already received multiple chemos, it would be a different situation. To answer your ?, it depends but probably not for long. ...Read more
Hard to say: No good screening for ovarian cancer.Studies were done to see if transvaginal sono can detect early case of ovarian cancer in asymptomatic people- only showing that all of the cancer that were detected by the sono-are stage 3 or above. It requires high awareness from the patient, low threshold of suspicion of md, multiple modalities to detect earlier case of cancer( stage 1 or 2)-which can happen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Ovarian cancer can be cured especially when it is discovered early. One of the challenges with ovarian cancer is that it is often discovered when it is more advanced because there are no effective screening tools and the disease can often be asymptomatic until it is more advanced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is not unusual for prostate cancer to go undetected for years, especially if the patient is not undergoing a yearly routine physical examination. This is because it is usually a slow growing tumor. At the early stages of prostate cancer, there are generally no to mild urinary symptoms. At more advanced stages of prostate cancer, one will experience more urinary issues and body pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lesion asymptomatic: Many lesions are asymptomatic until they produce effects that can be recognized and that is frequently late in the clinical course of disease. Ca of head of pancreas is a intraductal lesion that is not apparent for about 15 years until it invade parenchyma and common duct to produce painless jaundice. Many breast cancers remain small and non palpable until metastasis evident. ...Read more
Not really: at some point it should re absorb. See your doctor for a more thorough and personalized answer ...Read more
For Mucinous Ovarian Tumors (stage 1a/grade1), doctor said recurrence was relatively low if any. Also, if recurrence happens, can it come back worse?
Recurrence of ov ca: Recurrence of any cancer indicates that the intervention made to cure the cancer has failed. Mucinous ovarian tumors are low grade and have very low recurrence rates. I would continue to see your gynecologist yearly and have her screen you for ovarian cancer recurrence with a Ca-125 tumor marker test. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptom of ovarian cancer is enlarged ovary is that do to masses or can cancer just xause ovary to enlarge?
Ovarian mass: Oarian cancer is a solid cancer which means- some sort of mass/es would be there in ovary that is going to cause the increase size of the ovary. Ovary can also enlarge due to other benign condition such as simple cyst/physiologic cysts, polycystic disease etc. Especially at child bearing age, cysts would come and go, and majority of those cysts would be benign. So, close f/u of cyst is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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