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Recurrence Ovarian Cancer Spread To Lymph Nodes
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
My dr told me that ovarian cancer is chronic and will probably keep coming back. Mine was stage 3c, and was surgically removed except for the lymph nodes. Cancer is now back in one lymph node after just five months post chemo. Is this true?
It is disturbing when ovarian cancer returns so quickly after chemotherapy. The possibility of a cure and no further treatment is small. There are effective treatments but they are designed to control the disease. You might want to discuss the game plan in more detail with your oncologist
i'm sorry to hear about your problem. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage 3c in 2008. No recurrence other than a para-aortic lymph node....Pet showed suv of 19.8. What doc do I need?
The spread is usually intra-pelvic and intra-abdominal
. INGUINAL nodes may be involved but spread ABOVE THE DIAPHRAGM is unusual and is usually to the lungs!
Hope this helps!
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If ovarian cancer suspect and ovary & lymph removed. Is biopsy done during surgery and how long til results? Will lymph biopsy results be done first?
Frozen section,,,: What is done during surgery for this or other operations for malignancy is usually a frozen section, not a biopsy. This is taken so the doctors know if there is tumor or if they got all the tumor if there is one. The results are reported at that time but it is preliminary. The official result comes after surgical dissection and examination and takes 2-3 days. Then the dr. Tells the pt. ...Read more
Finished chemo for stage iiia ovarian cancer in oct 2013. Ca125 was 8 6wks ago and 20 now have large right groin node. Is the ca125 jump a lot? Can incisional hernia cause lymph node to swell?
Seek medical exam: Your oncologist needs to know about this groin node if you have not yet told him. Since your ca 125 is still in the normal range, I would not draw any conclusions but your doctor needs to examine you and guide you. It is best not to follow your disease with ca125 right now as it will likely have such fluctuatiosns, causing you to be nervous and anxious, yet it does not help in making treatment decis. ...Read more
My mom aged 75 got recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, with peritoneal fluid. CT shows no liver or lymph node What is life expectency with Treat?
No way to tell: Some of these are super-slow growers and she may have more good years ahead. Her oncologist can look at the pathology report and tell her the chances -- and it's always "percentage odds" rather than life expectancy. ...Read more
Ovarian cancer: Ovarian cancer is a very serious often terminal disease. Gyn oncologists now treat it as a chronic, serious disease. However, with proper care more and more patient are living 5 years and more. Depending on the tumor's responsiveness to surgery and chemo, survival can be several years even after a 3rd, 4th or 5th recurrence. ...Read more
Mom has stg 4 ovarian cancer with recurrence. Is now on avastin (bevacizumab). She feels good, ascetis has gone down, however ca125 has gone from 211 to 3000. Why?
Good question: Why? It is definitely something her oncologist should be concerned about and should try to answer the question. Your mom should get some evaluation done-i.e. Some imaging studies- like ct and or pet scan to answer the question and to see whether Avastin (bevacizumab) alone perhaps is not enough. ...Read more
Ciii ovarian cancer in 06, 1212, surgery and chemo paxitaxtel/carboplatin. In remission. Recurrence treated with tamoxifen, carboplatin alone, abraxan, then topotacan to no avail. Which chemo next?
Many options: Choosing chemo depends on many factors, so only your doctor can decide what might work for you. Drugs you haven't mentioned include altretamine, capecitabine, cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) vinorelbine, ifosfamide, etoposide, and irinotecan. There are also several hormonal agents. And a clinical trial might be an option. Check out www.Cancer.Gov for more info. And good luck. ...Read more
Can be helped: A radical resection of the omentum essentially removing the entire cake of tumor is performed eliminating vasucular permeability factor that leads to ascites. All peritoneal nodules are resected to smaller than 1 cm. And patient then placed on chemotherapy. Occassionally hyperthermic peritoneal chemotherapy lavage employed. Often patients may be cured if not helped in terms of survival. ...Read more
Depends on surgery: Ovarian cancer has a high incidence of metastasis. When it occurs surgical debuling is the procedure of choice. The omentum becomes involved due to presence of TGF-B producing caking and leading to ascites followed by diaphragm and small bowel seeding. Best results with total omentectomy and debulking to no lesion left that is larger than 1 cm or smaller. Chemo then can be effective. ...Read more
What are my chances of getting ovarian cancer? My aunt had something that spread through her abdomen but we never heard what it was before she died.
Pelvis & abomen: Commonly when advaced spreads in the abdomen affecting the peritoneum producing increased intra pelvic and abdominal fluid. As most cancers may spread to liver, lung, brain, bone. Most ovarian cancer produce symptoms only in advanced stages with nonspecific sensations of increased belly or intraabdominally discomfort. Ca 125 is not a screening test because of so many false positives and negatives. ...Read more
My gmom is 86 and has been diagnosed with cervical/ovarian cancer which we recently found out it spreaded to the bones. What exactly are we looking at?
Stage 4 disease: Your grandmother has stage 4 cancer. This is an advanced cancer and I'm sorry to say will likely be terminal. Speak with your oncologist and radiaton specialist, she may be able to have radiation therapy to the bone mets. This may relieve some of her bone pain. Only God knows the hour of our passing. She could live for months or a very short time depending on her baseline performance status. ...Read more
Could the transvaginal ultrasound not catch ovarian cancer on time before it spreads to other organs?
Possibly: The transvaginal ultrasound (u/s) is arguably the best screening tool for ovarian cancer (oca) but certainly the quality of the u/s and the state of the oca when it was discovered can affect the value of the early diagnosis. A recent study comparing the survival of persons whose oca was detected by u/s to those diagnosed by other means showed significant increased survival in the u/s group. ...Read more
What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 ovarian cancer that has spread to the brain, when she is 84?
Does this mean that the transvaginal ultrasound does not catch ovarian cancer on time before it spreads?
Only a small: Percentage of ovarian cancers are found by accident on ultrasound before they spread outside of the ovary. ...Read more
My maternal grandmother developed Ovarian Cancer at age 70-71. It later came back and had spread to her lungs (smoker). Should I have genetic tests?
Talk to your doctor: People with family histories of certain cancers may be at higher risk than others, and genetic testing (for the BRAC1 and 2 genes, for example) can detect risk not only for breast cancer, but ovarian cancer as well, which should lead to more intense and regular screenings. A physician with interest/expertise in genetics should be consulted if your primary care doctor is not knowledgeable in this. ...Read more
Stage 4 ovarian cancer now has a fluid mass between stomach and liver does this mean it has spread to liver?
Hi. Ovarian cancer, spread to bowel. Was considered for HIPEC but spread to small bowel means surgery not possible. Any alternatives to palliative chemo?
Here are my suggesti: Ovarian Cancer often involved multiple organs in the abdomen including the small bowel. In fact the bowel involvement is very common. Because of the above reasoning, surgery (often called Debulking surgery) is commonly done first treatment for optimum results. Chemotherapy is often done following surgery (with a few exceptions where Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (done first, before surgery) is preferred. ...Read more
My sister has stage vi ovarian cancer that spread to liver and stomach. She is on chemo and is meking her very sick, she whent to the toilet and her bowl was a lot of blood, please tell me what is the prognosis.?
Stg 4 ovarian cancer which has spread to, among other areas, liver and peritoneum. Just completed her 3rd rnd of chemo prior to a surgical consult. The questions: what is the likely quality of life after a surgical debulking? What would you say is the 2 &
Better: Stage IV ovarian cancer is a advanced stage IV addition beyond peritoneal cavity with 15.5 % of 5 yr life expectancy. Debulking of the tumor will reduce the tumor burden on host during chemo, will have better quality of life, obstructive symptoms will be relived, will enable to push to 15.5 % group. Ofcourse stage ii has much better prognosis. ...Read more
The same cancer: Recurrence means that it's the same cancer that has come back. While it may come back in a different place in the abdomen-- the cell type is the same regardless even if the ovaries are no longer there. A biopsy will show if the recurrence is consistent with the original cancer. ...Read more
Wht r chances I have ovarian cancer? I've had ultrasound & there was fluid where a cyst had popped but nothing else- it hurts sometimes-???
Sneaky Ovarian CA: Ovarian cancer is often difficult to diagnose with very few symptoms. However, at your age and without a family history of breast, ovarian or colon cancer (genetic predisposition) it is very unlikely. The GYN or FP MD who ordered the ultrasound can offer other testing for CA if you have further concerns. ...Read more
It depends: Ovarian cancer that is caught early enough can be cured with surgery and you can live a normal life. Ovarian cancer that can't be cured can be treated repeatedly. Many women live for years with ovarian cancer with intermittent treatment, but each case is different. This is something you should ask your oncologist to be very honest about. ...Read more
???: Why? Even patients with advanced cancer can be treated successfully for control of symptoms and sometimes do well for over a year. Progressive ovarian cancer can be quite unpleasant so I'm not sure why it would be left untreated. Of course, if the patient has already received multiple chemos, it would be a different situation. To answer your?, it depends but probably not for long. ...Read more
Ovarian cancer: In early stages ovarian cancer has no symptoms whatsoever. That's why is so hard to diagnose it, untill it is really advance. It is a cornerstone for gyn oncologyst which are working really hard to find a screening test for ovarian cancer. The symptoms of fullness, wight loss, bloating appear when cancer spread already to the bowells. ...Read more
It is complicated: Advanced ovarian cancer typically presents with abdominal distention, nausea, anorexia, or early satiety due to the presence of ascites (fluid within the abdomen) and omental or bowel metastases; dyspnea is occasionally present due to a pleural effusion. However, symptoms occur in many women even at early stages of the disease, likely a result of inflammation and hormonal changes. ...Read more
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