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What would be the symptoms of ovarian cancer that has metastasized to the bowel?

What would be the symptoms of ovarian cancer that has metastasized to the bowel?

All the ax of ovaria: N plus possible signs of bowel obstruction as the cancer as it wraps itself around the bowel. Also, possibly malabsorption syndromes secondary to the lack of functionality of the bowel. Also, vomiting, secondary to obstruction. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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I have stage4 ovarian cancer and bowel cancer what is my life expectancy?

I have stage4 ovarian cancer and bowel cancer what is my life expectancy?

We can not answer th: In all sicerity we can not answer that as we do not have enough information
this question better be answered by the oncologist who is treating you
ask him/her at your next appointment. ...Read more

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I have pain in my bowel which is sore all the time. I have had ovarian cancer?

I have pain in my bowel which is sore all the time. I have had ovarian cancer?

See Dr.: With your history of cancer, and depending on if you needed radiation tx, etc. That could affect your bowel area. It could be several other bowel conditions as well. You are young at 39 and should not have to suffer with bowel pain. Get regular evals with your dr. And discuss the problem as a good exam and a few tests may help you get the proper treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why is stage 3 ovarian cancer often considered incurable (though treated with intent to cure)? In this case, with secondary tumour in bowel

Why is stage 3 ovarian cancer often considered incurable (though treated with intent to cure)? In this case, with secondary tumour in bowel

Cure still possible: Stage 3 ovarian cancer has a high risk of mortality but cure is still a possibility in about 30% of the patients treated be a competent onciologist. Did she have surgical removal of her tumors in the belly and those in the intestine? Surgical debulking is an important component of treatment and is complementary to chemotherapy killing off small tumors. ...Read more

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Hi. Ovarian cancer, spread to bowel. Was considered for HIPEC but spread to small bowel means surgery not possible. Any alternatives to palliative chemo?

Hi. Ovarian cancer, spread to bowel. Was considered for HIPEC but spread to small bowel means surgery not possible. Any alternatives to palliative chemo?

Here are my suggesti: Ovarian Cancer often involved multiple organs in the abdomen including the small bowel. In fact the bowel involvement is very common. Because of the above reasoning, surgery (often called Debulking surgery) is commonly done first treatment for optimum results. Chemotherapy is often done following surgery (with a few exceptions where Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (done first, before surgery) is preferred. ...Read more

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Having bowel issues w/cramping and feeling urge to go more than usual. Backache as well. Had a normal pelvic u/s 2 months ago. Can this be ovarian cancer?

Having bowel issues w/cramping and feeling urge to go more than usual. Backache as well. Had a normal pelvic u/s 2 months ago. Can this be ovarian cancer?

Tenesmus and Urgency: 47 year old lady with rectal tenesmus, cramping, urgency and backache. You definitely have gastrointestinal symptoms. You should see your MD for a full examination and evaluation for inflammatory bowel disease. Do you have weight loss? What is your family history? Describe when exactly this began and how many times a day you have a BM. Blood? Mucous? Pus? Fever? Medications/Medconditions? Good luck ...Read more

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My mother died just 35 days after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, they said her bowel was obstructed then it perforated, how long had she had it?

My mother died just 35 days after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, they said her bowel was obstructed then it perforated, how long had she had it?

A few years: I am sorry to hear of your loss. Ovarian cancer often does not produce specific symptoms till it has already spread. She had the disease for a few years, it is difficult to say how many. Please see this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001891/. ...Read more

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Had chemo & debulk surgery for 4th stage ovarian cancer had 2 surgery for bowel obstruct now have hernia & bowel obstruction what's my life expectancy?

Had chemo & debulk surgery for 4th stage ovarian cancer had 2 surgery for bowel obstruct now have hernia & bowel obstruction what's my life expectancy?

Variable: While the percentage of patients alive at five years from many stage 4 cancers is low, it is not zero, and you never know which group you are in as an individual. That doesn't mean to ignore the stats, but in the end, you are not a statistic, but an individual. It should be mostly about quality of life rather than quantity for most folks, so don't give up hope, and have an active say in your care. ...Read more

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Bloat, gas, vague pain. Could it be possible that I have irritable bowel syndrome or ovarian cancer like dr oz says?

Bloat, gas, vague pain. Could it be possible that I have irritable bowel syndrome or ovarian cancer like dr oz says?

Either or neither: Both irritable bowel syndrome and ovarian cancer have vague abdominal symptoms, which may be why dr. Oz advised women with such symptoms to consult their doctors so that if it is ovarian cancer, it may be detected early. Consulting your doctor would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Mother has ovarian cancer. What can cause her to also have bowel blockage and can't pass any stool, to feel very week, and have high calcium level?

Small bowel obstruct: Small bowel obstruction is seen frequently in patients following initial treatment for ovarian cancer. Any surgery or cancer in the peritoneum can give rise to fibrous strands called adhesions which can "strangle" the small bowel causing bowel blockage. Because of the decreased nutrition, this can also lead to a feeling of weakness. The elevated calcium may not be related. ...Read more

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When I go toilet to urinate or bowel movement sometimes it causes pain in front of pelvis? Is that ovarian cancer or something?

When I go toilet to urinate or bowel movement sometimes it causes pain in front of pelvis? Is that ovarian cancer or something?

Probable cystitis: Ovarian and other cancers in pelvis rarely associated with pain unless there is bowel obstruction from mets. Pain on urinating mostly from inflammation in bladder. Urine analysis, colonoscopy and cystoscopy needed if urine analysis doesn't resoslve issue. ...Read more

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Right side pelvic and thigh pain, peeing allot bloating doctor said IBS but no tests done scared of ovarian cancer have had bowel problems help please?

Right side pelvic and thigh pain, peeing allot bloating doctor said IBS but no tests done scared of ovarian cancer have had bowel problems help please?

Pelvic ultrasound: Your too young to have ovarian cancer unless you have a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer. Pelvic pain, thigh pain and frequent peeing, if going on for a while, may point to something going on in pelvis with bladder irritation. Suggest a pelvic ultrasound and a gynecologic and urologist evaluation if symptoms persist. Not sure bloating is related, try lactose free diet. ...Read more

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My sister feels bloatedness and pain in abdomen. She has history of ovarian cancer and existing cyst. What is going on?

My sister feels bloatedness and pain in abdomen. She has history of ovarian cancer and existing cyst. What is going on?

Ovarian cancer: She should contact her gynecologic oncologist an be evaluated as this may represent recurrent disease. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting ovarian cancer? My aunt had something that spread through her abdomen but we never heard what it was before she died.

While Auntie may: Have had ovarian cancer, there are other things: pancreas, pseudomyxoma peritonei, lung or breast cancer, mesothelioma etc...But you can solve your concern about genetic risk by genetic testing for brca 2. Insurance not likely to cover. ...Read more

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Why does abdomen fill up with fluid when ovarian cancer is present?

Why does abdomen fill up with fluid when ovarian cancer is present?

Not always the case: Ovarian cancer can cause inflammation which can result in fluid accumulation in the space surrounding the intestinal tract called the peritoneum. Some types of ovarian cancer make mucous which can also fill this space. Both situations cause fluid accumulation, weight gain and bloating. However, ovarian cancer may not cause these symptoms which is why regular checkups are important. ...Read more

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My mom, ovarian cancer, stage iiib, had the second surgery, the abdomen is hard and heavy seems, she felt uncomfortable, what is symptomatic?

My mom, ovarian cancer, stage iiib, had the second surgery, the abdomen is hard and heavy seems, she felt uncomfortable, what is symptomatic?

Not sure I...: ...Understand your question. If you are asking for the meaning of "symptomatic", then dr. Legha answered your question. If not, you may want to restate it. Either way make sure your mother's oncologist is aware of any new developments. Best to you both. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain in the lower abdomen, and heaviness in bladder and I am a 19 year old, could it by any chance indicate ovarian cancer?

I am experiencing pain in the lower abdomen, and heaviness in bladder and I am a 19 year old, could it by any chance indicate ovarian cancer?

Ovarian Cancer: Ovarian cancer is very rare in young adults. Abdominal pain symptoms can be due to problems in the gastroentestinal system as well as genitourinary system. If your symptoms continue best to follow up with physician. ...Read more

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Had ovarian cancer and had total hysterectomy in 2012. I have bad cramping in lower abdomen/back, like pre hyst. Wht causes this?

MD time: Cramps in the abdomen and back can be due to a million and one different causes, benign or not. Do not get too anxious, just make sure your oncologist knows about it and follow his/her instructions. Hope it is nothing serious. Get better soon. ...Read more

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Pressure in lower abdomen, frequent urination, no burning or pain-very severe anxiety. Scared of ovarian cancer. I'm 23yrs old?

Pressure in lower abdomen, frequent urination, no burning or pain-very severe anxiety. Scared of ovarian cancer. I'm 23yrs old?

? Bladder infection: Your symptoms are more like those from infection of the urinary bladder (Cystitis). You need to see a doctor to get your urine checked and take an antibiotic for bladder infection. Ovarian cancer is not likely cause of your present symptoms. You should not worry about Cancer at this young age...at least not until your get into your 50s! ...Read more

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I get full easily, throw up after meals, sleep a lot, pee a lot, and have a lot of pain in my lower back and near my hips/abdomen. Ovarian cancer?

I get full easily, throw up after meals, sleep a lot, pee a lot, and have a lot of pain in my lower back and near my hips/abdomen. Ovarian cancer?

Probably not: At your age, ovarian cancer is extremely rare. You need to see your MD to find out what the problem is. It may be a gastrointestinal problem. ...Read more

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What could lower abdomen pain? Docs already checked for ovarian cancer and did a CT scan? I have IBS but going to bathroom just fine! Thxs

Many things!: Lower abdominal pain is common. Some causes: 1.Endometriosis, which causes pain around the time of your period 2.Diverticulitis, which is inflammation of a pocket in your colon 3. Gas, which is common in everyone. 4. Musculoskeletal problems causing muscle spasm 5. Inflammatory bowel disease. See a gynecologist or GI doctor for more help! ...Read more

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Mom 60. Abdomen CT shows has hypo dens liver masses no hbs afp 4.46 echinococesus <1:16 ca-125 >5000 is its ovarian cancer or not & on which stage

Mom 60. Abdomen CT shows has hypo dens liver masses no hbs afp 4.46 echinococesus <1:16 ca-125 >5000 is its ovarian cancer or not & on which stage

It is likely a cance: A high ca 125 leads us to look for ovarian cancer as the most likely cause (sometimes it is due to primary perotoneal cancinoma or fallopean tube tumor). The ct scan may show some intraperitoneal disease or pelvic disease including ovarian massess. But she needs a biopsy proof of cancer and then will likely require treatment for ovarian cancer which often includes debulking surgery and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Mom 60. Abdomen CT shows has hypo dens liver masses no hbs afp 4.46 echinococesus <1:16 ca-125 >5000 is its ovarian cancer or not & on which stage?

Stage IV ovarian ca: Unfortunately, it is likely that she has stage IV ovarian cancer with spread to the liver. Nothing else would give a ca125 of 5000. She should be on biopsied for a diagnosis and be on systemic chemotherapy which can be very helpful in selected cases. ...Read more

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Mild painx2 wks on & off left "ovary" hip area-CT abdomen and Pelvis- nml- OBGYN pelvic exam nml- 32 y/o worried about ovarian cancer? Please help!!!!

Mild painx2 wks on & off left "ovary" hip area-CT abdomen and Pelvis- nml- OBGYN pelvic exam nml- 32 y/o worried about ovarian cancer? Please help!!!!

Not likely.: Not likely cancer. So you can relax. Now the pain could be cysts, or many other benign reasons. I am sure your Gyn will keep looking and also consider seeing a gen surgeon. A good history and exam may pony to a specific condition. Www. Drlugo. Com ...Read more

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Weight gain esp round stomach irregular periods one sided pain bowel changes nausea indigestion 25. Terrified of ovarian cancer. Other possibilities?

Weight gain esp round stomach irregular periods one sided pain bowel changes nausea indigestion 25. Terrified of ovarian cancer. Other possibilities?

Yes: These complaints could arise from a multitude of processes. Ovarian cancer would be an exremly unlikley event in a woman under 30. Other possibilites include: poly cycsti ovarian disease, celiac sprue, gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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For a week having pain in right hip sides it hurts to press and feels good laying down feels muscular. Worried it's ovarian cancer had clear u/s sept?

Ovarian cancer worry: This is not ovarian cancer pain unless it has spread everywhere. In that case you would know. Discuss with your team and tell them what your are worried about. ...Read more

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Fluid with ovarian cancer?

Depends: If you are asking if there is fluid seen with ovarian cancer, then yes some ovarian cancers can cause excess abdominal fluid called ascites. ...Read more

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How common is ovarian cancer?

How common is ovarian cancer?

About 20K per year: In the United States there are about 20, 000 new cases of ovarian cancer per year. ...Read more

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How can I treat ovarian cancer?

How can I treat ovarian cancer?

Depends: It will depend on the stage. Curative surgery in early stage of disease plus minus chemotherapy. Debulking surgery is needed and is done by a gynecology-oncologist if the tumor burden is high - then followed by chemotherapy. The treatment will depend on the stage. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer ever be cured?

Can ovarian cancer ever be cured?

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 more

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Who is at risk for ovarian cancer?

Who is at risk for ovarian cancer?

Increased risk...: ...is associated with increased age, women with a family history of ovarian or breast cancer, women with the genetic BRCA modifications, and certain ethnicities. These groups have a higher risk than the overall lifetime risk for women in the US of 1.6%. ...Read more

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What age does ovarian cancer strike?

Depend: It really depend on your genes if you have strong family history of ovarian or breast cancer it might strike earlier you doctor can run test on your gene to make sure you do not have the one that can cause cancer ...Read more

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What type of ovarian cancer do I have?

What type of ovarian cancer do I have?

Depends on your path: You should discuss your pathology with your doctor. There are different types of ovarian cancer including: borderline tumors (tumors of low malignany potential) and epithelial tumors (papillary serous, mucinous and endometrioid, clear cell, transitional cell, undifferentiated), for example. ...Read more

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When should ovarian cancer be detected?

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

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How do I know if I have ovarian cancer?

Not easy: There are no specific symptoms of ovarian cancer, especially early ovarian cancer. The symptoms are usually vague fullness, gas, pelvic discomfort or pain, urinary symptoms etc. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Or none: One of the reasons that ovarian cancer has such a poor prognosis overall is that it usually does not cause symptoms and thus is not found until it has become fairly advanced and more difficult to treat. While it can cause vague spyoma as described most cases are asymptomatic until its had a chance to progress. If you have a concern or are at high risk genetically, talk to your md about screening. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

What are some symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

Initially asymptomat: The classic epitherlia ovarian cancer is aymptomatic until metastasis occurs. The primary site of spread is to omentum due to high TGF-B. This allows vascular permeability factor to produce extensive ascites and when spread to uterus occurs then vaginal bleeding may be seen ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more