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27cm septated ovarian cyst, what percentage would it be cancerous? I've got all the typical symptoms of ovarian cancer See gyno on wed help please

27cm septated ovarian cyst, what percentage would it be cancerous? I've got all the typical symptoms of ovarian cancer See gyno on wed help please

Not likely cancer: Simple ovarian cysts (1) are rarely malignant, and (2) especially a huge ovarian cyst, such as this, is rarely malignant. The symptoms you call typical of ovarian cancer are simply the symptoms of a pelvic mass, not specific for cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Can complex fluid filled ovarian cysts become cancerous? Why might there be a bright ring around it on u/s then no ring on f/u u/s? Causing much pain.

Can complex fluid filled ovarian cysts become cancerous? Why might there be a bright ring around it on u/s then no ring on f/u u/s? Causing much pain.

Yes it can: Complex cysts can be cancerous depending on their size and rate of growth. A CA125 test can help decide its nature. Ultrasound is a good test to measure increase in size and also may show any solid components inside the cyst. You should get the ultrasound repeated in 3-4 months and have your gynecologist guide you further. You may need surgical removal if it is causing you much pain or increased s ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst dissolve and be cancerous?

Can an ovarian cyst dissolve and be cancerous?

I do not understand: I do not understand what you mean from a cyst getting dissoved! . Yes the cyst can have cancer in it if it is big enough and is multilocular, with internal growth. A ct scan or ultrasound of the ovaries can help to make adistinction between benign versus maligmant ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have symptoms of an ovarian cyst, does that mean it is a cancerous cyst?

I'm just wondering, if you have symptoms of an ovarian cyst, does that mean it is a cancerous cyst?

No: Most ovarian cysts are benign and you needn't worry. Most ovarian cysts are small and are only felt intermittantly as pain. At your age, the chances of cancer are very small unless you have a strong family history of ovarian and/or breast cancer. Ultrasound are good at detecting the type of cyst you have, so ask your doctor for one if you're worried. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ovarian cysts/cancer?

What are symptoms of ovarian cysts/cancer?

Early on none...: Symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:
abdominal bloating, pelvic discomfort or pain, persistent indigestion or nausea, changes in bowel habits such as constipation, changes in bladder habits including a frequent need to urinate, loss of appetite or quickly feeling full, increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist. Early in the course there many be no symptoms. ...Read more

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Could I have an ovarian cysts or ovarian cancer?

Could I have an ovarian cysts or ovarian cancer?

Maybe: If a female has questionable ovarian pathology a pelvic exam is useful because ovaries can be palpated for the most part. If noted, workup should continue. A pelvic sonogram can also tell whether a simple or complex cyst is present or a solid lesion of ovary is present and that laparoscopic removal is needed. ...Read more

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Can benign ovarian cyst turn into cancer?

Can benign ovarian cyst turn into cancer?

No: I qualify that saying anything possible in medicine. Benign means just that. There are pre cancerous lesions so one has to be careful when telling a pt something is benign. If your doc is careful he will never say benign if there is some even remote possibility of cancer later. That is the way I practiced anyway. I hope whoever said that to you is careful! . Always be vigilant watching it! ...Read more

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Benign ovarian cyst can turn into cancer?

Benign ovarian cyst can turn into cancer?

Not likely: Do you know that the cyst is benign? It not possible to know that without removing the cyst and having it examined by a pathologist. Benign and malignant cysts may look the same on imaging. Bening cysts do not turn into malignant ones, and certainly not once those are removed. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between ovarian cyst or cancer!?

How can I distinguish between ovarian cyst or cancer!?

Can be difficult: Although imaging studies like ultrasound and ct are helpful sometimes the only way to rule out cancer is to undergo surgery. We are pretty good at figuring out which cysts need surgery right away compared with those that we can watch and see if they resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Is that possible to have ovarian cyst or cancer while I'm on Pill? I have thought OC reduces the risk.

Is that possible to have ovarian cyst or cancer while I'm on Pill? I have thought OC reduces the risk.

Possible: Ovarian cysts are quite common and often harmless. Pill does not prevent the development of ovarian cancer, even if it may help in reducing the incidence on a population basis. ...Read more

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They says I ve ovarian cyst. Does it kill if its not cancerous and how is it determind that its cancerous?

Biopsy: Non-cancerous ovarian cysts are unlikely to be a cause of death; very rarely one will bleed or otherwise cause death, but this is most unusual. Whether a cyst is benign or malignant (cancer) is best determined by a pathologist examining the tissue after it is biopsied or removed at the best judgment of the treating physician. ...Read more

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Its saying I have symptoms of ovarian cyst cancer and I've have pain for four years now. Do I have the chance?

Its saying I have symptoms of ovarian cyst cancer and I've have pain for four years now. Do I have the chance?

Unlikely: Having " ovarian cyst cancer " for four years is unlikely diagnosis, ovarian cancers do not have any symptoms in early stages, please see your gyn doctor, after examination and tests (sono, pap) etc will take away your fear of cancer. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an ovarian cyst or ovarian cancer?

What are the signs of an ovarian cyst or ovarian cancer?

Abdominal swelling: Small ovarian cyts are asymptomatic. When they convert to a malignancy the cyst has markedly increased in size. The malignant lesion if unrecognized spreads to omentum because of TGF-B. A large mass filling upper abdomen develops and induces formation of ascites filling the abdomen with fluid. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer vs. Those for ovarian cysts?

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer vs. Those for ovarian cysts?

Worsenin vs sporadic: Symptoms of ovarian cysts which burst tend to be sporadic/cyclical. There may be intense sharp right or left lower abdominal/pelvic pain, occurring around 14 days after the first day of one's cycle. Other types of ovar. Cysts which grow and do not burst may behave similarly to ovarian ca (bloating, pain w/ sex, frequent urination, lower abd pressure).Tests may be done by doc to distinguish btwn the 2. ...Read more

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Can a cystic tumour be cancerous? 27cm septated ovarian cyst. Thanks

Can a cystic tumour be cancerous? 27cm septated ovarian cyst. Thanks

Yes: It can. It would be helpful to know your age and history to comment further. Septated cysts are also a malignancy risk but there are septated benign tumors too. Do you mean 27 cm or 27 mm? The smaller one 27 mm is fairly low risk regardless; if you mean the larger (27 cm) the risk is correspondingly higher. I hope this helps, good wishes. ...Read more

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How do ovarian cancer and ovarian cyst differ?

How do ovarian cancer and ovarian cyst differ?

Malignant/Benign: Ovarian cancer is a serious malignant tumor and can be fatal
on the other hand the ovarian cysts are benign tumors which may or may not need ant treatment. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts always lead to ovarian cancer?

Do ovarian cysts always lead to ovarian cancer?

Most cysts benign: The majority of ovarian cysts, often related to the follicle, where the egg is stored, are benign. Ovarian cysts are very rarely malignant. However, any discovered ovarian cyst should be closely evaluated. ...Read more

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How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

Benign&Malignant: Ovarian cysts are benign fluid filled sacs in the ovaries. Some custs can become cancerous
ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor of ovaries and is a serious condition often with poor prognosis requiring surgery, chemotherapy and sometime radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Does abortions cause cancer? Does ovarian cyst cause cancer?

Does abortions cause cancer? Does ovarian cyst cause cancer?

No: To both. Most "abortions" are natural events due to "blighted fetus" concept. Optional abortions may cause issues of non-biologic nature, but cancer is not one. Ovcysts are very common, and of no oncogenic consequence. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ovarian cysts, tumors and cancer?

What is the difference between ovarian cysts, tumors and cancer?

Lot of difference: Cyst are benign lesions containing fluid inside, cystocarcinomas also contain fluid inside are cancers which need to be differentiate from benign cyst, by test, by removal & microscopic examination. Some malignant tumors are solid not cystic. Go to your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How do you know if your ovarian cyst is going to ovarian cancer?

How do you know if your ovarian cyst is going to ovarian cancer?

Chances remote: All women have cysts on their ovarys as they produce eggs. The overwhelming majority regress spontaneously. If one does not on serial ultrasounds, an aspiration (sucking out some of the fluid in the cyst) can be done under ultrasound or ct guidance/. ...Read more

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How to determine when your ovarian cyst is going to ovarian cancer?

Ovarian Cyst/cancer: Ovarian cysts can develop into ovarian cancer over a very long time but not all ovarian cysts will become cancers. Simple cysts are rarely cancers regardless of the size. However, it there are abnormal areas within the cyst or it stays around for a long period of time, it needs to be evaluated. Serial ultrasounds are a good may to monitor the size and appearance and other markers are helpful too. ...Read more

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How do you know when your ovarian cyst is becoming to ovarian cancer?

Talk to your doc: Most cysts are completely benign and do not turn to cancer. In fact, cysts form normally during a woman's cycle. There are certain characteristics of ovarian cysts that can be seen on ultrasound or other studies that suggest they are benign and are not cancerous. Talk to your doctor to learn more about the specifics of your condition. ...Read more

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Hemorrhagic ovarian cyst can develop to cancer. Is this information true?

Hemorrhagic ovarian cyst can develop to cancer. Is this information true?

Extremely unlikely: No more likely than a normal ovary developing cancer (1-2% lifetime risk) ...Read more

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Is it possible to tell when your ovarian cyst might turn into ovarian cancer?

Is it possible to tell when your ovarian cyst might turn into ovarian cancer?

Physical exam/images: Most ovarian cysts will not ever turn malignant. If you are at high risk or very concerned then you need to be followed regularly by your gyn with physical exams and ultrasounds and if ever clarification is needed a ct scan can be ordered. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more