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Doctor insights on: Ovarian New Growth Malignant

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What causes of ovarian new growth probably to malignant?

What causes of ovarian new growth probably to malignant?

It can happen on its: If it is growing in size over a period of a couple of months, then it needs to be tested further . This will require examination and further testing by your gynecologist. What causes cancer to develop is unknown....It is an accident of nature.. Just like so many other medical diseases. ...Read more

Malignant (Definition)

The term malignant can be used in several medical contexts, but is primarily used to describe cancers. More dangerous and disorderly than the benign growth of cells, malignant cells have developed genetic changes that can allow it to invade other tissues in an unregulated way. These tumors can later spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body and ...Read more


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If an ovarian cyst is malignant and leaks what happens?

If an ovarian cyst is malignant and leaks what happens?

Spread : This could increase the risk of spread if the leaked cells are cancerous. It largely depends on the type of cancer. ...Read more

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Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

To some extent: Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers. In the case of ovarian cancer there are a few well characterized genetic markers that portend higher incidence, e.g., brca 1 and brca 2. ...Read more

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Do benign ovarian tumors have the same symptoms as malignant ones?

Do benign ovarian tumors have the same symptoms as malignant ones?

May be some overlap: When a pelvic mass or tumor is diagnosed a detailed process, or workup is involved to determine whether it is benign or malignant, often culminating in surgery. It can be difficult to distinguish benign and malignant tumors of the ovaries at times, it varies depending on the type of tumor. Consultation with gynecologic oncology is usually recommended in challenging cases. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between benign and malignant ovarian masses?

How can you distinguish between benign and malignant ovarian masses?

A challenge: There are many factors that may help in making this distinction. Age plays a big factor as masses in women over 50 are more worrisome. The type of mass is critical as solid or complex masses are more worrisome than simple fluid filled cysts. Size sometimes plays a role although this is less specific. In many cases you can't say 100% until they are out. ...Read more

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What is treatment for ovarian malignant cysts?

What is treatment for ovarian malignant cysts?

Well, it's: A surgical staging procedure then depending on stage a regimen of chemotherapy is devised. There are caveats but that is the basic premise. You are young to have malignant ovarian cysts, however. ...Read more

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What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

Not much: There usually aren't many symptoms to tumors on the ovary whether benign or malignant. Malignancy is associated with weight loss, night sweats and fatigue. ...Read more

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How do they tell the difference between a malignant and benign ovarian lesion on an ultrasound?

How do they tell the difference between a malignant and benign ovarian lesion on an ultrasound?

Not always clear cut: Purely simple, smooth ovarian cysts are considered benign. Cysts with debris, septations or nodules along their walls can be concerning. Sometimes we do follow up ultrasound to see if they grow. If there is enough concern, MRI helps. Correlation with patient age, family history, blood tests and possibly biopsy also help us be sure. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst with proteinateous content be benign or always malignant?

Can an ovarian cyst with proteinateous content be benign or always malignant?

Usually benign: That's usually benign. Your gynecologist will advise you whether the fluid should be aspirated by needle, or the cyst merely observed over time by ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is multi septate complex ovarian cyst malignant?

Is multi septate complex ovarian cyst malignant?

Possible: Most malignant ovarian cancers are complex and multilocular / multiseptate. But many benign ovarian cysts also present that way as well. The only way to know for sure is to biopsy or remove the cysts for pathologic evaluation. ...Read more

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At 27, I had ovarian cancer and then a hysterectomy. Is HRT safe for me? My cancer was malignant dysgermanoma.

At 27, I had ovarian cancer and then a hysterectomy.  Is HRT safe for me?  My cancer was malignant dysgermanoma.

Yes: Before your ovaries were removed, they made hormones (hrt) so you should be fine using replacement after the surgery. That particular type of cancer should not be affected by replacement. A person with breast cancer, active blood clots, certain types of uterine cancer or undiagnosed vaginal bleeding should not use hrt. ...Read more

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I had a borderline malignant ovarian tumor that was mucinous. Would that mean it was pre-cancerous?

I had a borderline malignant ovarian tumor that was mucinous. Would that mean it was pre-cancerous?

It's cancer but...: On the other hand, it's not very aggressive. I hope it's out. Your gynecologist can tell you the odds of its staying gone for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with a 5cm borderline malignant ovarian tumor. Is borderline malignant mean it's not cancer?

I was recently diagnosed with a 5cm borderline malignant ovarian tumor. Is borderline malignant mean it's not cancer?

It's cancer: However, it's unlikely to harm you. Different physicians may sugar-coat or say "barely cancer" or "not really cancer" but the bottom line is that I'm glad it's out or there's a fair chance it would have killed you. Read online about the statistics but if you were assured, "no spread", you've got 95%+ of it not killing you. ...Read more

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Can blood flow differences be seen on ultrasound between benign and malignant ovarian tumors?

Can blood flow differences be seen on ultrasound between benign and malignant ovarian tumors?

Not reliably: There may be differences, but doppler ultrasound is not a reliable way to confirm benign vs. Malignant ovarian tumors. Doppler sometimes helps discriminate between active patholgy and persistent functional cysts. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell if a cyst is a malignant ovarian cyst from my hormones?

Can doctors tell if a cyst is a malignant ovarian cyst from my hormones?

Usually not.: Hormonal tests (ca 125) is neither senstive nor specific enough for detecting ovarian cancer, particularly in early stages. If the cyst has suspicious features on ultrasound your doctor or a gyn specialist would be able to guide you. ...Read more

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Should an ovarian mass larger than 7 CM be surgically removed if it has steadily grown. Mom had malignant tumor size of grapefriut?

Should an ovarian mass larger than 7 CM be surgically removed if it has steadily grown. Mom had malignant tumor size of grapefriut?

Possibly.: If your mother had ovarian cancer and you have a growing ovarian mass, this needs to be evaluated by a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist. Surgery might be recommended. ...Read more

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How can I tell if the two ovarian masses that were discovered in a transvaginal ultrasound are malignant?

How can I tell if the two ovarian masses that were discovered in a transvaginal ultrasound are malignant?

You can't: Most commonly, if ovarian masses are discovered on ultrasound, they are followed at 2-3 month intervals. If they grow over time, your gyn may consider removing them. If they stay stable in size or shrink, they are not malignant. If you have a family history of ovarian (or breast) cancer, or if you have certain genetic markers, your dr. May be more aggressive in removing the ovary. ...Read more

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How can radiologist tell the difference from a malignant and benign ovarian cyst on ultrasound. And is the sympthoms the same.

Imaging findings: Radiologist can simply raise suspicion of malignancy based on imaging findings.These may include internal separation , solid component and presence of fluid in the pelvis. This may alarm the gynecologist to further investigate the cyst. Final diagnosis is often based on surgical and histopathological evaluation. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more