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If I do not do any treatment for my ovarian cancer for six months is that a problem? I would like to go on vacation and would be away for six months but my tumor has double in size from 11 months ago.
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
Clinical Trial: You should ask your treating physician about any open clinical trials that you could be apart of. ...Read more
Is it really true you cannot detect ovarian cancer with ultrasound? I heard of someone who had one and it found tumor.
Correct: I am unaware of any promising results from clinical trials. ...Read more
Clever cancer: Cancers are composed of populations of cells which divide and multiply rapidly and which have various abnormal metabolic pathways. Anti-egfr drugs are designed to block one important pathway whereby cancer cells promote blood vessel growth to feed them, but they can activate other pathways to do this when the drug is used, or they can mutate so that the receptor isn't blocked by the drug. ...Read more
What is degenerative tissue in my hip? Had hip replacement in 2008. Had chemo for ovarian cancer in 2011. What is the best treatment for degenerative?
Degenerative joint: Djd is a common condition of aging, and may be contributed to by prior trauma, obesity, and other underlying conditions. See an orthopedist and make sure you do not have extension of your ovarian cancer. There are remedial treatments for DJD but you may ultimately require a hip replacement. ...Read more
Likely, yes!: Most cancers do not sit still. They tend to grow in size and may spread. But benign tumors may not change in size over such a period of time. You need to tell us your story in detail. ...Read more
Where are the best treatment centres in the world for advanced ovarian cancer? Looking for anything better than HIPEC treatment
My mother has stage 14 ovarian cancer. She refused chemo and has a new tumor. She has ascities and can't walk. Will she live 6 months?
Hmmmmm: I guess it depends on several factors, like what treatments were used before, your general condition, and how advanced the cancer is. In general, though, it is not a great situation. Please consider going to an academic institution with availability of clinical trials. I wish you the best. ...Read more
Prevention.: Most hereditary ovarian cancer is caused by BRCA genes. The key is prevention. US, blood work and a physical exam every six moths. Oral contraceptives can decrease risk of ovarian cancer. If BRCA positive then removal of tubes and ovaries at about 35 or after childbearing. Need to make a cancer prevention plan with doctor. Also need close relatives to be aware of risk. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More dangerous: There are several dozen distinct types of ovarian cancer, and even within the types, there are subgroups that are more or less like to spread rapidly, invade surrounding structures more quickly, and/or spread to remote sites. The types will guide treatment, and some of the more aggressive tumors also respond especially well. Good luck -- i'll be thinking of you. ...Read more
Does ovarian cancer always possess a tumor? Or large cyst that doesn't go away? Any odds it is present but no tumor or maybe small cysts?
Terminology: For ovarian cancer to be there, there has to be a "tumor", i.e., a mass. The mass may be solid or cystic. There are many different types of ovarian cancers and each has different manifestations. You may consult this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/definition/CON-20028096 ...Read more
When I was born, my mother at the age of 40 was told she had ovarian cancer. She opted not to get treatment and died when I was 8 years old at the age of 48 years old.?
Treatment of Ovarian: Curative surgical resection of the ovaries by proceeding with usually hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. For patients who have stage 2 or 3 will receive usually postoperative chemotherapy, often with Carboplatin and paclitaxel. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy with Cisplatin plus Paclitaxel results in longer survival than IV chemotherapy but may have a higher complication rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frequently at first: Often, there is very close follow up after ovarian cancer treatment - every 3-4 months generally. Once the cancer is in remission for over a year or so, this may extend to every 6 months. The exact follow-up schedule will depend on the type of ovarian cancer, stage of the cancer, and type of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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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