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I was wondering are headaches a symptom of ovarian cancer?

I was wondering are headaches a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Not specifically: Ovarian cancer has non-specific symptoms and headaches may be present, however, headaches are so common that this symptom alone does not trigger a search for ovarian cancer. See this site for more info on ovarian cancers. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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I have stomach bloat, pelvic pain, abdo pain, frequent urination, dizziness, dull headaches, nausea. Complication with a ?pregnancy or ovarian cancer

I have stomach bloat, pelvic pain, abdo pain, frequent urination,  dizziness, dull headaches, nausea. Complication with a ?pregnancy or ovarian cancer

No way to...: There is no way to tell until you get the appropriate tests for your symptoms. First of all if you suspect you might be pregnant get a pregnancy test. Ovarian cancer is far less common than pregnancy so it is not one of the first things to consider unless you have had a diagnosis of this sort in the past. My recommendation is to see your gynecologist for exam and tests as needed and appropriate. ...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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Once you experience the symptoms of ovarian cancer, it's already in the advanced stage?

Once you experience the symptoms of ovarian cancer, it's already in the advanced stage?

Not necessarily.: It is true that ovarian cancer can frequently progress significantly before any symptoms are experienced. However, a significant proportion of patients can feel abdominal fullness/bloating, urinary urgency, and/or abdominal pain. One difficulty in using these symptoms to diagnose ovarian cancer is that they are not very specific to this disease. ...Read more

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Do I have ovarian cancer?

Probably not: But you'll have to give us a few more clues to get our input, but better to see your doctor to discuss prospect and risk. Unless fm hx, brca-2 +, i would not worry at 24. ...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


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