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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
It is a cancer which arises from the ovary. This cancer is typically silent, producing little or no symptoms till it spreads, first into the pelvic area and later into the peritoneal cavity leading to fluid accumulation(ascites) which is often the first symptom. Despite its late presentation, there is a reasonable treatment for it, with some long term survivors even ...Read more
"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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