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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,223 doctors shared insights

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 stomach bloat, pelvic pain, abdo pain, frequent urination, dizziness, dull headaches, nausea. Complication with a ?pregnancy or ovarian cancer

I have stomach bloat, pelvic pain, abdo pain, frequent urination,  dizziness, dull headaches, nausea. Complication with a ?pregnancy or ovarian cancer

No way to...: There is no way to tell until you get the appropriate tests for your symptoms. First of all if you suspect you might be pregnant get a pregnancy test. Ovarian cancer is far less common than pregnancy so it is not one of the first things to consider unless you have had a diagnosis of this sort in the past. My recommendation is to see your gynecologist for exam and tests as needed and appropriate. ...Read more

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If I had ovarian cancer, would it be bad to wait two weeks before I went and saw a doctor?

If I had ovarian cancer, would it be bad to wait two weeks before I went and saw a doctor?

Why do you think: you have ovarian cancer? Ovarian cancer is rarely seen in women less than 40. It also has very few symptoms, so why do you think you have it? And if you do have cancer, waiting to diagnose and treat is never good. ...Read more

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What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The average age of a woman with ovarian cancer in the us is 62-63. In women with a family history, women with brca1 mutations usually get cancer earlier and women with brca2 mutations get ovarian cancer at a later age. ...Read more

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Need help when ovarian cancer recurs, what kind(s) of cancer is it most likely to be?

The same cancer: Recurrence means that it's the same cancer that has come back. While it may come back in a different place in the abdomen-- the cell type is the same regardless even if the ovaries are no longer there. A biopsy will show if the recurrence is consistent with the original cancer. ...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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What tests can diagnose ovarian cancer?

CA-125 , ultrasound: Routine screening is not recommended on people with average risk. Family history is a strong risk factor. In these patients ca-125 (it is a tumor marker checked in blood) also transvaginal ultrasound can help early diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer be felt during exam?

Can ovarian cancer be felt during exam?

In some cases: In some cases of ovarian cancer, a mass (or masses) can be felt in the pelvis with a manual vaginal examination. In advanced cases, a swollen abdomen from ascites can be seen on exam (but this is not specific for ovarian cancer). In most cases of ovarian cancer, the findings on exam are quite nonspecific. ...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. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more