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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

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If there is ovarian cancer on my dad's side, what chance will I have to have it?

Depends: One case? Two? Ten? Any other cancers like breast, colon, endometrial? Discuss this with your gyn to see if you need a consultation with a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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What's products should I stay away from that has talcon powder in it Bc it's cause ovarian cancer?

What's products should I stay away from that has talcon powder in it Bc it's cause  ovarian cancer?

I don't believe it: You're 20 and too young to have really grasped the extent of deception in this world. Most physicians think that the "scientific studies" showing a link between cancer and talcum powder are the result of recall bias -- ask a question the right way, and you'll get results that aren't true. If you believe all the scare stuff online and from lawyers, you'll end up unable to do anything. ...Read more

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Should i get weekly paclitaxol and carboplatin in ovarian cancer?

Should i get weekly paclitaxol and carboplatin in ovarian cancer?

IT'S AN OPTION: Paclitaxel can be given every 3 weeks or weekly (dose dense) over a period of aprox 4 1/2 months. Carboplatin is given every 3 weeks regardless of which option is selected. ...Read more

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I have just learned that i may have ovarian cancer. I am currently uninsured in california. Any suggestions? Probably not qualified for medical.

You should seek help: There are charity medical clinics in most major cities where a volunteer physician can check you and help you. You could also go to a city/county hospital where uninsured people can be examined and treated. You should seek help from a social worker or a friend who can look up charity clinics listed in the internet. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could I have an ovarian cysts or ovarian cancer?

Could I have an ovarian cysts or ovarian cancer?

Maybe: If a female has questionable ovarian pathology a pelvic exam is useful because ovaries can be palpated for the most part. If noted, workup should continue. A pelvic sonogram can also tell whether a simple or complex cyst is present or a solid lesion of ovary is present and that laparoscopic removal is needed. ...Read more

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I need to know what is ovarian cancer treatment and surgery?

I need to know what is ovarian cancer treatment and surgery?

Surgery, maybe chemo: Ovarian cancer almost always requires surgery to remove the ovaries and any visible cancer. Many ovarian cancers also require treatment with chemotherapy; usually two drugs are used.Bthe treatment plan depends on the stage of the cancer and the particular subtype. ...Read more

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My doc thinks I have ovarian cancer. Who should do the surgery?

My doc thinks I have ovarian cancer. Who should do the surgery?

Ovarian cancer: Ovarian cancer is treated by a gynecologic oncologist. It is best treated by cytoreductive or staging surgery followed by chemotherapy in most cases. ...Read more

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What tests may my doctor do if they suspect I have ovarian cancer?

What tests may my doctor do if they suspect I have ovarian cancer?

Depends: At 25 years of age, of course it would be very unlikely for you to have cancer. More common than typical ovarian cancer at your age would be sex-cord stromal tumor or germ cell tumors. Markers for these would be: estradiol, testosterone, hcg, afp, ldh. Ca-125 is the tumor marker for the common ovarian cancers that occur with older women. An ultrasound, ct scan or MRI might be ordered as well. ...Read more

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It was just a checkup, pelvic ok. Could I still have ovarian cancer?

It was just a checkup, pelvic ok. Could I still have ovarian cancer?

Possible: Why do you ask? A small or early ovarian cancer may be missed on pelvic examination. It would be better to address this with your doctor and explain the reasons for your concern. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what happens during an ovarian cancer screening?

How do I know exactly what happens during an ovarian cancer screening?

There is no screen: There is no screening test for ovarian cancer to date. If there is a question of an abnormal exam finding, an ultrasound may be ordered to look at the ovary. Ovarian cancer has no screening test which is why it is often found at later stages. ...Read more

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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more