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If ovarian tumor is the size of a small egg, how long has it been growing?

If ovarian tumor is the size of a small egg, how long has it been growing?

Hard to say: It would depend. Benign ovarian masses can have all types go growth rates. I suspect that you mean a cancer
if malignant it's growth depends on the grade. I suspect tha this is what you mean. The higher the grade the faster the growth and the shorter the time.
Your doctor can fill in the blanks and describe the growth rate for you. ...Read more

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


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I recently had an ovarian tumor removed the size of a golf ball and a half, is that the normal size for an ovarian tumor?

I recently had an ovarian tumor removed the size of a golf ball and a half, is that the normal size for an ovarian tumor?

Can be: Ovarian growths can range from about grape size to more than a large watermelon. Most ovarian growths are fluid filled, related to the menstrual cycle and resolve spontaneously. Occasionally a growth may be solid or a mixture of fluid and solid- some of which need to be removed. Hope yours was ok. ...Read more

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What are types of a ovarian tumor?

What are types of a ovarian tumor?

Many types.: These are classified by the histology or cell make-up of the tumor. Surface epithelial-stromal tumor is the most common and includes serous tumour, endometrioid tumor and mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. Sex cord-stromal tumor comprise 8% of ovarian tumors and include granulosa cell, and sertoli leydig cell tumor. Germ cell tumors, like teratoma make up another 30%. Mixed tumors are another type. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian tumor what can I do to ease the pain.

I have an ovarian tumor what can I do to ease the pain.

Ovarian Tumor: Without knowing more information about the type and extent of the tumor, it is hard to advise you. There are analgesics for pain that your doctor can order, but if the tumor has spread to other organs or bone, the choices become more complex. It is best to consult with your gynecologist/ oncologist and discuss specific pain palliation for your specific set of circumstances. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are you more likely to feel an ovarian tumor while standing up or laying down?

Please tell me, are you more likely to feel an ovarian tumor while standing up or laying down?

You caan not feel th: Ovarian cancers are not palpable untill they are far advanced and start producing ascites (fluid build up) in the belly which will produce swelling of the abdomen. This will show up more on standing up than in lying down position. ...Read more

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What does ovarian tumor marker score 13 mean?

What does ovarian tumor marker score 13 mean?

CA125: A ca125 value of 13 is normal. The trend of the ovarian tumor marker is more important over the course of few months rather than one absolute value. ...Read more

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What is borderline ovarian tumor is concerous?

What is borderline ovarian tumor is concerous?

Borderline cancer: It is considered cancer, but is exactly borderline meaning it has some cellular features of overtly or typical ovarian cancer, but not all. It therefore also tends to behave much less aggressivley. It is often "cured" with removal of the ovary and most often a hysterectomy is recommended. Consultation with a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist would be recommended to fully counsel a patient. ...Read more

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Can a cancerous ovarian tumor be less than 2cm?

Can a cancerous ovarian tumor be less than 2cm?

Yes: Cancers start as one cancerous cell, so any cancer will go through a phase in which it is a millimeter or so and become larger. ...Read more

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Borderline ovarian tumor. So can we wait to have kids?

Borderline ovarian tumor. So can we wait to have kids?

No if malignent: Fundamental concept, malignancy, should be treated first, may be ovum (egg) could be harvested from other ovary. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Borderline ovarian tumor?

What is the definition or description of: Borderline ovarian tumor?

It is low grade Canc: It is a slow growing (low grade) cancer of the ovary which is diagnosed in a small percent of cases. It does not seem to cause serious problem for many years. It also doe snot respond to any chemotherapy. The key is to ovoid over-treatment once this diagnosis has been established and confirmed. ...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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Can someone tell me how long will I have to stay in the hospital after removal of ovarian tumor?

Can someone tell me how long will I have to stay in the hospital after removal of ovarian tumor?

If otherwise healthy: Then usually just a day or two at most if all else is doing well and there are no complications. ...Read more

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What can I do to distinguish between period and ovarian tumor blood?

What can I do to distinguish between period and ovarian tumor blood?

Is no ovarian blood: menstrual bleeding occurs due to sloughing of lining of uterus secondary to hormonal changes on a monthly basis. Ovarian tumors do not bleed. They can spread to uterus but that is in the metastatic phase of disease when spread has probably involved omental fat pad and is secondarily associated with peritoneal ascites.. ...Read more

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Borderline ovarian tumor removed. Now pelvic pains. Has anyone surviedd this?

Borderline ovarian tumor removed. Now pelvic pains. Has anyone surviedd this?

Yes: The tumors are what was described; borderline. Almost all will survive with no adjuvant therapy at all. ...Read more

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Is it true that an ovarian tumor have the same effects as an ovarian cyst might?

Possibly: An ovarian tumor is solid and will continue to grow. However an ovarian cyst is from an egg cell that did not rupture. You may have pain, irregular bleeding or other symptoms with both, so you should see your gynecologist this week to rule it out. ...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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What to do after diagnosis of hypermenorrhea and ovarian tumor?

What to do after diagnosis of hypermenorrhea and ovarian tumor?

Bleeding and tumor: You need a complete work up including: history, physical, ultrasound and tumor markers. The size of the mass is key. ...Read more

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My friend has an ovarian tumor and pelvic cancer what should she do to ease up the pain?

Resect if possible: If the ovarian lesion is associated with a pelvic mass they are probably related and require biopsy. Once cancer is defined it does require surgical debulking totally or to a minimal lesion less than 1 cm. To allow for the proper response to chemo. Omentectomy always follows with a debulking procedure. ...Read more