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If you have ovarian cancer is it possible to freeze your eggs before your oophorectomy?

If you have ovarian cancer is it possible to freeze your eggs before your oophorectomy?

Yes: Conceivably it is possible, assuming the other ovary is normal and has no cancer in it. However, i think most physicians who harvest eggs, are probably uncomfortable treating a patient with cancer in the ovary, and thus may be reluctant to perform the harvest. You should discuss this with your oncologist who should guide you to the right decision. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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If you have ovarian cancer can you freeze your eggs before your oophorectomy surgery?

If you have ovarian cancer can you freeze your eggs before your oophorectomy surgery?

Not recommended: If you have ovarian cancer, your first priority must be to have the ovaries and all possible cancer cells removed. Attempting to harvest eggs could potentially spread the cancer to other places in the abdomen and cause delays in your cancer treatment. ...Read more

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My wife had a unilateral salipingo oophorectomy 2 months ago for ovarian cancer - bikini incision. Surgeon said we must wait 7 months to have sex. Why?

My wife had a unilateral salipingo oophorectomy 2 months ago for ovarian cancer - bikini incision. Surgeon said we must wait 7 months to have sex. Why?

Ovarian cancer: What you are describing is not a standard treatment for ovarian cancer. If she had a debulking or staging for ovarian cancer which includes a hysterectomy (unless she wants more children), then it is recommended to wait six weeks for the top of the vagina to heal. I recommend that your wife see a gynecologic oncologist (a doctor specifically trained to treat women with reproductive cancers). ...Read more

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Dont know if you know the dr I picked but I am convinced myself I have ovarian cancer I want an oopherectomy I am petrified of surgery is a laparoscopy a big deal?

Dont know if you know the dr I picked but I am convinced myself I have ovarian cancer I want an oopherectomy I am petrified of surgery is a laparoscopy a big deal?

Find trusted doctor: Before any surgery, i recommend finding a physician you can talk with and be sure to get a good history and exam first.It is critical to share your fear you have cancer, and say why you are convinced you do.The doctor should ask your perspective, and be open to your real emotions, and the two of you should decide how best to evaluate your problem. Short answer, laparoscopy less invasive than surgery. ...Read more

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Is the quality of eggs affected in the remaining ovarian tissue after bilateral partial oophorectomy for dermoid cysts?

I don't think so: As you may know, all of the eggs a human female will have in her lifetime are present in her ovaries at the time of her birth. The quality of them slowly degrades as she ages. Having part of the ovary removed will surely reduce the number of remaining eggs, but the quality of the remaining ones should be unchanged. ...Read more

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L salpingo oophorectomy for simple cyst & pain. 5mos later, new onset R ovarian complex cyst w/ septation, uterine fibroid & 10mm L4 lesion. Cancer?

 L salpingo oophorectomy for simple cyst & pain. 5mos later, new onset R ovarian complex cyst w/ septation, uterine fibroid & 10mm L4 lesion. Cancer?

Not necessarily: While cancer is a possibility it is not the most likely diagnosis. More testing such as doppler flow studies on ultrasound can help with the diagnosis. It may well require surgery to know for sure. Good luck. ...Read more

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What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The average age of a woman with ovarian cancer in the us is 62-63. In women with a family history, women with brca1 mutations usually get cancer earlier and women with brca2 mutations get ovarian cancer at a later age. ...Read more

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Need help when ovarian cancer recurs, what kind(s) of cancer is it most likely to be?

The same cancer: Recurrence means that it's the same cancer that has come back. While it may come back in a different place in the abdomen-- the cell type is the same regardless even if the ovaries are no longer there. A biopsy will show if the recurrence is consistent with the original cancer. ...Read more

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How fast does ovarian cancer spread?

It's variable.: Some ovarian cancers spread very slowly - over years, even. The most common form of ovarian cancer likely spreads more quickly than that (weeks to months), but every patient with ovarian cancer is different. ...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