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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cancer Spreading To Thyroid

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My mom has thyroid and I have very heavy periods with clotting... is this normal or should I get checked for pcos/ ovarian cancer?

My mom has thyroid and I have very heavy periods with clotting... is this normal or should I get checked for pcos/ ovarian cancer?

No.: Mother's thyroid disorder is not pertinent. Your symptom is common, rarel, as an isolated symptom, due to PCOS. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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've heard that one of the side effects of thyroid meds is ovarian cancer, as well as breast cancer and on the minor scale, hair loss. Is this true?

I've heard that one of the side effects of thyroid meds is ovarian cancer, as well as breast cancer and on the minor scale, hair loss. Is this true?

No: I assume you mean synthroid/levothyroxin for thyroid replacement therapy. This is just a synthetic thyroid hormone for those who cannot make it in their own thyroid. This does not cause cancer. Typically a low functioning thyroid will cause hair loss, not therapy. ...Read more

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What is survival rate/prognosis for ovarian cancer that has spread to liver?

What is survival rate/prognosis for ovarian cancer that has spread to liver?

Sadly, not good: If ovarian cancer has spread to the liver, the long-term medical prognosis is not good at all. Make sure you or your loved one has some good personal support in place. Mu heart goes out to you. ...Read more

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Ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --what is prognosis?

Probably not great.: This seems like advanced disease that is relatively widespread. This would likely be treated with chemotherapy, like Paclitaxel and cisplatin. In cycles. This has been shown to have a 5 year survival of up to 20%. ...Read more

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What to do about ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --prognosis?

What to do about ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --prognosis?

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. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum, what is my prognosis?

If I have ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum, what is my prognosis?

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. ...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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If ovarian cancer spreads to the kidney does it spread via blood?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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How fast does ovarian cancer spread?

It's variable.: Some ovarian cancers spread very slowly - over years, even. The most common form of ovarian cancer likely spreads more quickly than that (weeks to months), but every patient with ovarian cancer is different. ...Read more

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Where does ovarian cancer spread to?

Where does ovarian cancer spread to?

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. ...Read more

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Does surgery cause ovarian cancer to spread?

Not usually: The majority of ovarian cancers are diagnosed after it has already spread widely through the body. Surgery does not usually make this worse, but helps the treatment by decreasing the bulk of the cancer. ...Read more

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Is it fairly rare that ovarian cancer would spread to the anterior cervical lymph nodes?

Is it fairly rare that ovarian cancer would spread to the anterior cervical lymph nodes?

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 ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 ovarian cancer that has spread to the brain, when she is 84?

What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 ovarian cancer that has spread to the brain, when she is 84?

Unfortunately, low: Stage IV ovarian cancer unfortunately has a very low survival rate. The five year survival rate for this stage is around 11%. ...Read more

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Could the transvaginal ultrasound not catch ovarian cancer on time before it spreads to other organs?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Stage 4 ovarian cancer now has a fluid mass between stomach and liver does this mean it has spread to liver?

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. ...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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My sister has stage vi ovarian cancer that spread to liver and stomach. She is on chemo and is meking her very sick, she whent to the toilet and her bowl was a lot of blood, please tell me what is the prognosis.?

Prognosis: The prognosis (outlook) for anyone with stage IV ovarian cancer is quite grave. Additionally, if your sister is having frank blood while on the toilet, she should be in immediate contact with her physician or brought into the emergency room. ...Read more

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Stg 4 ovarian cancer which has spread to, among other areas, liver and peritoneum. Just completed her 3rd rnd of chemo prior to a surgical consult. The questions: what is the likely quality of life after a surgical debulking? What would you say is the 2 &

Stg 4 ovarian cancer which has spread to, among other areas, liver and peritoneum. Just completed her 3rd rnd of chemo prior to a surgical consult. The questions: what is the likely quality of life after a surgical debulking? What would you say is the 2 &

Better: Stage IV ovarian cancer is a advanced stage IV addition beyond peritoneal cavity with 15.5 % of 5 yr life expectancy. Debulking of the tumor will reduce the tumor burden on host during chemo, will have better quality of life, obstructive symptoms will be relived, will enable to push to 15.5 % group. Ofcourse stage ii has much better prognosis. ...Read more

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It is common for ovarian cancer spreading to Breast and Lung?

It is common for ovarian cancer spreading to Breast and Lung?

Depends: Ovarian cancer encompasses a number of different types of malignancies. Some can and do spread to the lung as well as locally within the abdomen as well as to the brain; others do not do so or only rarely. Still others don't spread to the breast but are associated with breast cancer. Best to speak to your health care provider in order to have a detailed conversation. ...Read more

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My mother has stage 1c ovarian cancer. ..But there has been spillage by surgery. .... But we had it operated within 2 weeks. Possibility of spreading?

Ovarian ca: With the spillage- there is always a possibility of spreading however I am sure your gyne-oncologist was able to perform a very good jod to remove everything and to take sample of tissue on the pelvic and abdominal area, correct? . Following surgery, your mother is recommended to get chemotherapy with combination of Carboplatin and Paclitaxel for her stage ic. Please discuss further with her doctor. ...Read more

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Have not had sex in 4 yrs. Wife just passed of ovarian cancer. Need E.D. meds. Having problems there.

Have not had sex in 4 yrs. Wife just passed of ovarian cancer. Need E.D. meds. Having problems there.

Most E.D. is: Psychological. See your doc for testing. If hormonal or vascular he/she can help. Do you have morning erections? A good sign if you do that your ED MAY be psychological. You can also consult w/a HealthTap doc via HT concierge. Sorry for your loss and wish you the best. Peace and good health. ...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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What caused ovarian cancer?

What caused ovarian cancer?

Possible Risk Factor: Risk factors for ovarian cancer include increasing age, obesity, prolonged use of fertility drugs, and family history of breast, ovarian, or colon cancer, especially for persons with brca 1 or 2 mutations. However, it's impossible to know why any individual develops cancer since having a risk factor does not guarantee the disease will develop and many people with cancer may not have risk factor. ...Read more

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How is ovarian cancer caused?

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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