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Doctor insights on: Papillary Serous Carcinoma Of The Ovary

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Dr not explaining anything to wife. Papillary Serous Carcinoma. Had total Hysterectomy 24 yrs ago, no cancer. now plan 12 chemo, surg, chemo. 61 yowf ?

Dr not explaining anything to wife. Papillary Serous Carcinoma. Had total Hysterectomy 24 yrs ago, no cancer. now plan 12 chemo, surg, chemo. 61 yowf ?

Second opinion: Sounds like you need a second opinion. Too complex a problem to answer on a public forum. I suggest that you schedule a Healthtap premium consult where you may gather your medical information for more detailed review. Good luck. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into cancer?

Serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into cancer?

Possible: Serous cystadenoma has a benign and malignant form called serous cystadenocarcinoma of the ovary. The pathologic diagnosis is based upon the rapidity and size of the multiplying cells, their nucleii, and how contained those cells are in the ovary. ...Read more

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Benign serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into borderline cancer or frank malignancy?

Benign serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into borderline cancer or frank  malignancy?

Yes possible: It is possible longstanding cystadenoma some times can transform to malignant cystadenoma , pathologically it is cancer or not a cancer , pathologist will never describe as borderline cancer. ...Read more

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Removing benign serous cystadenoma any possibility of it returning and is there a chance that cancer could accur if the ovary is left intact?

Removing benign serous cystadenoma any possibility of it returning and is there a chance that cancer could accur if the ovary is left intact?

Serous cystadenoma: Is not cancer, but, if the cyst ruptured, it can spread in the peritoneum like a cancer! this is not a matter for self diagnosis or 400 character consultation. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Women who have previously had benign serous cystadenoma are at a greater risk of developing further overian cancer on same ovary ?

Women who have previously had benign serous cystadenoma are at a greater risk of developing further overian cancer on same ovary ?

Not exactly: Removing cysadenoma of ovary will prevent that cyst tuning to cancer in future as it was removed however will not prevent getting future cancer of ovary .That side or other side. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma on ovary can cells change can turn into cancer if i waiting too long for surgery?

Serous cystadenoma on ovary can cells change can turn into cancer if i waiting too long for surgery?

Serous cystadenoma: The only way to make the diagnosis of serous cystadenoma is by surgery. So, if the ovary is still inside, that diagnosis may have been suggested by ultrasound but cannot be confirmed until after surgery. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

Yes : Removing cysadenoma of ovary will prevent that cyst tuning to cancer in future as it was removed however will not prevent getting future cancer of ovary ...Read more

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Benign serous cystadenoma if the ovary is left intact women over 35 year of age will increased risk of overian cancer?

Benign serous cystadenoma if the ovary is left intact women over 35 year of age will increased risk of overian cancer?

Excision: Danna, there is no way to know if it's a benign, serous cystadenoma until it is surgically removed and examined by a pathologist. Benign serous cystadenoma is a pathological diagnosis that cannot be made while the ovary is left inside. If the tumor is removed in an intact ovary, and this is the diagnosis, there is no cancer. ...Read more

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Is Monitoring of Stage 1a high grade serous ovarian cancer okay given hysterectomy was done, tumor limited to single intact ovary?

Is Monitoring of Stage 1a high grade serous ovarian cancer okay given hysterectomy was done, tumor limited to single intact ovary?

Great!: It is very unusual to find ovarian cancer at such an early stage so this is great. Follow the recommendations of your oncologist regarding further care since your oncologist is best able to weight your overall health and the risks/ side-effects of observation vs. additional treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have carcinoma of ovaries. Can I have chance of recurrence? What kind of food should I avoid in my diet?

I have carcinoma of ovaries. Can I have chance of recurrence?  What kind of food should I avoid in my diet?

Eat what you want: Your food choices aren't going to impact your risk of recurrence, or the progress of your cancer if it is not cured. Websites dedicated to 'food choices' / 'superfoods' for most illnesses are shams by people wanting to appear informed and helpful. You need to find out from your physician what your risks are so you can plan your life -- the odds are well-established for the common types ; stages. ...Read more

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37 yr old. personal hx of invasive ducal carcinoma stage 1. L ovary 6.8 cm hemorrhagic cyst, R ovary-2 cm complex cyst. Should I be concerned?

37 yr old. personal hx of invasive ducal carcinoma stage 1. L ovary 6.8 cm hemorrhagic cyst, R ovary-2 cm complex cyst. Should I be concerned?

BRCA?: Ovarian cancer is associated with breast cancer, so having the US exam is prudent screening. The nature of the cysts is the best guide, but not perfect. Best here to follow the recommendations of your doctor and the person interpreting the full images. Knowing your BRCA status might also help with the decision about early removal. ...Read more

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Metastatic carcinoma in ovaries & in pelvi(peritoneum). Confirmation of Metastatic disease from Ca Gal, Now she has Stage IV. Go for chemo or no.

Metastatic carcinoma in ovaries & in pelvi(peritoneum).  Confirmation of Metastatic disease from Ca Gal, Now she has Stage IV. Go for chemo or no.

Don't use of Abbrevi: Your oncologist's advice is best, follow what he/she recommended. Is this a cancer of the Gall Bladder? Your use of abbreviations are misleading me...so do not use them. tell us the name of her Cancer. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma on ovary who do need to have surgery?

Serous cystadenoma on ovary who do need to have surgery?

Surgery needed: This tumor can only be diagnosed by removing it surgically. If you have an ovarian tumor and your doctor tells you it needs to be removed, get it done. Then you will know if it is benign. ...Read more

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Thyroglobulin testing for cancer what is the standard for months in between testing for papillary carcinoma?

Thyroglobulin testing for cancer what is the standard for months in between testing for papillary carcinoma?

NCCN guidelines...: ...After you've been treated suggest a surveillance schedule that includes physical exam, TSH and thyroglobulin + antithyroglobulin antibodies at 6m and 12m then annually if disease-free.
www.nccn.org. ...Read more

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Benign serous cystadenoma on ovary 4, 3x4, 0x4, 0cm women is under 40 what would be the reason the would have to remove the overy ?

Benign serous cystadenoma on ovary 4, 3x4, 0x4, 0cm women is under 40 what would be the reason the would have to remove the overy ?

Depends: Sometimes the cyst can be removed from the ovary. At other times the entire ovary has become cystic and there is no remaining normal ovarian tissue. Ask your doctor to be conservative if possible. ...Read more

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What is papillary thyroid carcinoma?

What is papillary thyroid carcinoma?

PTC: Hi. Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common type of thyroid cancer, and generally also carries the best prognosis. General sequence is detect a nodule, do needle biopsy (find cancer), do ultrasound of neck looking for lymph nodes, have thyroid and suspicious nodes surgically removed, get treated with radioactive iodine. TSH suppression lifelong in most cases. Follow serum thyroglobulin. ...Read more

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Does serous cystadenomas grow inside the ovary?

Does serous cystadenomas grow inside the ovary?

Yes : This type of tumor can make the ovary very large due to the amount of fluid in the cyst inside the ovary. ...Read more

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Are serous cysts on the ovaries dangerous?

Are serous cysts on the ovaries dangerous?

Can be: Loaded question - they can cause pain by their size, they can twist on themselves and cause severe pain, they can abnormal cells in them - so many possibilities. Best to be checked by your obgyn to determine the best course of action.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Do I need chemotherapy for a low grade serous carcinoma?

Do I need chemotherapy for a low grade serous carcinoma?

Need good Gyn Doc: You must seek an opinion from a Gynecologist and a medical oncologist. Serous Carcinoma(?Ovay) , by definition is expected to be high grade. So first order of business is to confirm the diagnosis. Then find out the stage of your cancer. if the tumor is stage-3 or more, then you would likely have to take chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into serous borderline cystadenoma?

Cystadenoma: Benign serous cystadenoma does not turn into borderline. ...Read more

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Does the ovary needs to be removed if I have serous cystadenoma 4'3x4'0x4, 0cm ?

Does the ovary needs to be removed if I have serous cystadenoma 4'3x4'0x4, 0cm ?

Depends: Sometimes the cyst can be removed from the ovary. At other times the entire ovary has become cystic and there is no remaining normal ovarian tissue. Ask your doctor to be conservative if possible. ...Read more

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Where does serous carcinoma usually metastasize to?

Where does serous carcinoma usually metastasize to?

Depends: If gyn in origin, the peritoneal cavity surrounding abdomen & pelvis is at risk. Also spread to lymph nodes, sticking to & invading bladder & colon and collection of malignant fluid is possible. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma repture during surgery ovary will be removed?

Serous cystadenoma repture during surgery ovary will be removed?

Yes: Naked eye can not distinguish cystadenoma with focus of cancer, ( has high incidence of cancer ) only after total removal and analysis by the pathologist , will establish diagnosis, & stage , a potential curable disease has to be treated with radical surgery with aim of cure. ...Read more

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Ruptured serous cystadenoma, can it be peeled out from inside the ovary?

Ruptured serous cystadenoma, can it be peeled out from inside the ovary?

Yes: The lining of the cystadenoma can be identified and peeled out of the ovary if it ruptures. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How soon should I have surgery for 9mmx6mm papillary carcinoma with hurthle cell/oncocytic changes?

How soon should I have surgery for 9mmx6mm papillary carcinoma with hurthle cell/oncocytic changes?

Soon: You do not have to rush, but why put it off? I would find a time that is mutually convenient with you and your surgeon. With an experienced surgeon, your recovery should be short. ...Read more

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My preliminary pathology report came back follicular variant of papillary carcinoma they sent it off and it came back benign so who is right ?

My preliminary pathology report came back follicular variant of papillary carcinoma they sent it off and it came back benign so who is right ?

Ask your doctor: From your question, it sounds like you received a "final"diagnosis of benign after a "preliminary" of FV of papillary carcinoma. But it is unclear from your question. Your best resort is to speak with who took the biopsy and ask what the "FINAL" diagnosis is. The pathologists handling your case should have come to a consensus about this before any action is taken and made who did the biopsy aware. ...Read more

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Sir After Biopsy I Found High grade papillary urothellium carcinoma I'm so worried about it. If treatment is possible and what kind of treatment is.

It depends....: What did your doctor advise you to do next? Please tell us where is your tumor/biopsy site? Is it from your urinary bladder? Ask your doctor the stage of your tumor. Good treatment is available for superficial bladder Cancer, if that is what you have. If not satisfied with your current doctor, a second opinion from another Urologist may satisfy your needs better. ...Read more

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Hi, i was asked to do rai for my metastatic papillary carcinoma(i had a tt)a year &10 months ago.I never had my rai.Do u think my cancer spread a lot?

Need information: 22 months after total thyroidectmy for papillary adenocarcinoma of thyroid y you have rai scan or rai treatment ? , you have to give more information, even if you have lymph node metastasis had rai treatment , at 81 yr old , will not be as serious as it sounds, these are relatively very slow growing tumors , don't worry you will be fine , speak to your doctor for more assurance , . ...Read more

Papillary (Definition)

It means nipple-like projection or structure, such as breast nipples, on skin, at root of hairs, on the gums between teeth, or inside organs such as heart. Can also describe some ...Read more


Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more