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Ovarian Cancer Spread To Bladder
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
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?
Worried about ovarian cancer. Severe fatigue 6 mos.8 weeks severe pelvic pain left side. Weight gain. Bloating & gurgling on left side & bladder symptoms.
Pelvis & abomen: Commonly when advaced spreads in the abdomen affecting the peritoneum producing increased intra pelvic and abdominal fluid. As most cancers may spread to liver, lung, brain, bone. Most ovarian cancer produce symptoms only in advanced stages with nonspecific sensations of increased belly or intraabdominally discomfort. Ca 125 is not a screening test because of so many false positives and negatives.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes that would be th: Spread into kidney is uncommon. It may occur by surface implantation when there is intra-abdominal tumor all round the kidneys or it could spread via blood although that is a less common route of spread for ovarian cancer compared to most other cancers.
Can be helped: A radical resection of the omentum essentially removing the entire cake of tumor is performed eliminating vasucular permeability factor that leads to ascites. All peritoneal nodules are resected to smaller than 1 cm. And patient then placed on chemotherapy. Occassionally hyperthermic peritoneal chemotherapy lavage employed. Often patients may be cured if not helped in terms of survival.
Depends on surgery: Ovarian cancer has a high incidence of metastasis. When it occurs surgical debuling is the procedure of choice. The omentum becomes involved due to presence of TGF-B producing caking and leading to ascites followed by diaphragm and small bowel seeding. Best results with total omentectomy and debulking to no lesion left that is larger than 1 cm or smaller. Chemo then can be effective.
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.
A plaque like coating over part of the liver, could this spread into the liver. My wife is an ovarian cancer sufferer aged 54?
Ovarian cancer: Tumor coatings of the liver are very frequent in ovarian cancer. They are readily ablated safely at the time of primary debulking. Ovarian cancer can invade the liver but happens through blood-borne spread not direct invasion.
My gmom is 86 and has been diagnosed with cervical/ovarian cancer which we recently found out it spreaded to the bones. What exactly are we looking at?
Stage 4 disease: Your grandmother has stage 4 cancer. This is an advanced cancer and I'm sorry to say will likely be terminal. Speak with your oncologist and radiaton specialist, she may be able to have radiation therapy to the bone mets. This may relieve some of her bone pain. Only God knows the hour of our passing. She could live for months or a very short time depending on her baseline performance status.See 1 more doctor answer
YES: The spread is usually intra-pelvic and intra-abdominal. INGUINAL nodes may be involved but spread ABOVE THE DIAPHRAGM is unusual and is usually to the lungs! Hope this helps! Dr Z
What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 ovarian cancer that has spread to the brain, when she is 84?
Could the transvaginal ultrasound not catch ovarian cancer on time before it spreads to other organs?
Possibly: The transvaginal ultrasound (u/s) is arguably the best screening tool for ovarian cancer (oca) but certainly the quality of the u/s and the state of the oca when it was discovered can affect the value of the early diagnosis. A recent study comparing the survival of persons whose oca was detected by u/s to those diagnosed by other means showed significant increased survival in the u/s group.See 1 more doctor answer
Does this mean that the transvaginal ultrasound does not catch ovarian cancer on time before it spreads?
Only a small: Percentage of ovarian cancers are found by accident on ultrasound before they spread outside of the ovary.See 1 more doctor answer
My maternal grandmother developed Ovarian Cancer at age 70-71. It later came back and had spread to her lungs (smoker). Should I have genetic tests?
Talk to your doctor: People with family histories of certain cancers may be at higher risk than others, and genetic testing (for the BRAC1 and 2 genes, for example) can detect risk not only for breast cancer, but ovarian cancer as well, which should lead to more intense and regular screenings. A physician with interest/expertise in genetics should be consulted if your primary care doctor is not knowledgeable in this.
Stage 4 ovarian cancer now has a fluid mass between stomach and liver does this mean it has spread to liver?
Stage 4 Cancer: Not necessarily, but it does suggest at least inter abdominal spread, if not metastatic disease to the liver. An imaging study of the liver and abdomen can tell where it has spread.
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
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