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Ovarian Cancer Worse
Possibly: There are not clinical trials that answer this question because it is hard to study. Stress hormones are adrenaline and cortisol. Cortisol can dampen your immune response and allow tumors to grow more easily, while adrenaline can increase tumor growth and spread. I believe stress can cause cancer to get worse, but I can't show you a study that proves it. ...Read more
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
Stress never helps: There is little scientific evidence that stress is actually physically harmful, and I would imagine that it would be difficult to design such a study. Having said that everybody knows someone whose medical problems seemed to get worse because of stress. I would advise you to minimize your stress levels, if possible. Your circumstances are out of your control. The key is how you handle them. ...Read more
Chronic lower left pelvic pain, scans no ovarian cysts/cancer, worse & more frequent, bubbling noise, bloat, nauseous, cnt eat lots, ibs meds dnt help?
R.O. volvulus: Symptoms all appear related to the sigmoid region of bowel. The bubbling, pain and nausea all related to problems at the level of sigmoid colon and may have resulted from volvulus or twisting of redundant bowel. X rays to define the sigmoid status and possible colonoscopy will clarify the situation. If twisting of bowel noted laparoscopic reduction of any bowel twisting may be performed, ...Read more
No history of ovarian cancer, just stressing about pelvic pain so much. Health anxiety may make this worse?
Be brave: You've asked and been answered before. Pelvic pain early without a mass is almost never ovarian cancer. I am going to trust you've had a pelvic exam, and if you have cancerphobia this severely, I wouldn't criticize your physician if he/she ultrasounded / imaged you. The key to overcoming this phobia is to act brave, resolve to be composed, perhaps a short course of CBT, ask your Dr. ...Read more
I was diag. With UTI and given macrobid. 4 days later, still have fever and feel worse! I finished chemo for ovarian cancer in jan. What to do?
Call your doctor: It could be that your UTI is due to some bacteria resistant to macrobid. But your symptoms of fever and feeling worse may be due to something else. You should call the doctor who prescribed you Macrobid and let him/her know how you are feeling. Or go to the er if you are feeling extremely sick. ...Read more
Mom, Lewy body dementia, end stage ovarian cancer, hospice will not treat dementia, (moving faster) meds make dementia worse, hospice can not take care?
Hospice have: Differing rules and regulations regarding acceptance of patients. It's difficult for u to plead your case against a big institution. Other options for u is to apply for fmla for urself to help with your mom's care or privately hire an LPN or cna for this purpose. God bless u and ur mom! ...Read more
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
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
A few ways: Often it's asymptomatic until it's well advanced. If there's any early symptoms it's going to be vague ones that ladies are plagued with anyway like bloating and pelvic pain and bladder irritation. Testing 1st involves a pelvic exam (a small mass will be hard to feel), an ultrasound, possibly an MRI. A ca125 is a blood test that's usually elevated in ovarian cancer, but other things elevate it too. ...Read more
Symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague and physical examination may reveal a mass. There are many causes of a mass in the ovary and once a diagnosis is suspected, it requires removal of tissue and examination by a pathologist for definitive diagnosis. See this site for more info
http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-diagnosis. ...Read more