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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cancer Including Spleen And Pancreas

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I want to know what's the history of ovarian cancer?

I want to know what's the history of ovarian cancer?

Unclear question: Ovarian cancer is a common disorder that is often not detected early. I am not sure what you mean by history of the cancer, however, if you consult this site, it will provide general information about this entity. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001891/. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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 have refractory ovarian cancer, what symptoms are normal.?

I have refractory ovarian cancer, what symptoms are normal.?

None: Ovarian cancer, especially in the "refractory" state, is a disease of mimicry. Therefore, keep a symptom diary and keep close touch with your doctore. Your goal should be to assess symptom changes. ...Read more

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How to know if I have i have ovarian cancer or anything serious?

How to know if I have i have ovarian cancer or anything serious?

Serious Health issue: The only way to know what's going on in your body is to know what is normal for your body and your age. Participate in the regular screening studies and visit with your md regularly. Visit the american cancer society web page to see what screening is recommended and what age to start. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ovarian cancer and i feel so full all the time?

Ascites: Ovarian cancer causes an acumulation of fluid inside your abdomen called ascites. This will sometimes make you feel like you are bloated or full in your tummy. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is ovarian cancer and what are the symptoms?

How do I know exactly what is ovarian cancer and what are the symptoms?

Non specific: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific. They often mimic other common conditions. These may include: abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating, pelvic discomfort or pain, persistent indigestion, gas or nausea, changes in bowel habits, such as constipation, changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate, loss of appetite or quickly feeling full, and low back pain. ...Read more

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I'm scared that my symptoms may be of ovarian cancer. How to get tested?

I'm scared that my symptoms may be of ovarian cancer.  How to get tested?

Talk with OBGYN 1st: A pelvic exam, imaging and review of symptoms and family history constitute the first steps in evaluating a woman for possible ovarian tumors and other health threats. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and how do I decipher them from ordinary problems?

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and how do I decipher them from ordinary problems?

With difficulty: Sadly, there is no screening for ovarian cancer and by the time it causes symptoms, it is usually advanced. Abdominal swelling, pain, or shortness of breath can happen. You are young and ovarian cancer is not very common but i would advise you get regular gyn exams and describe any symptom to your doc. Make sure he/she knows if there is breast or ovarian cancer history in your family. ...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 have gastroparesis. Can that be a sign that I could have ovarian cancer?

I have gastroparesis. Can that be a sign that I could have ovarian cancer?

Ovarian Cancer: Some types of ovarian cancer spread widely in the peritoneal cavity, which may occasionally involve the stomach leading to decreased mobility (paresis). But this would be a highly unlikely INITIAL symptom of ovarian cancer, and so it alone would not warrant expensive further study to rule that possibility out. ...Read more

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. Melissa Gowans
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more