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Aunt and grt-grandma (dad's side) died of ovarian cancer. Both post-menopause (aunt 59, ggm late 60s), both had kids in 20s. Heredity or coincidence?

Aunt and grt-grandma (dad's side) died of ovarian cancer. Both post-menopause (aunt 59, ggm late 60s), both had kids in 20s. Heredity or coincidence?

Likely coincidence: Hard to say, but the association is much stronger with first degree relatives (sisters, mothers, etc). Your history does not rule out a hereditary component, so make sure you let your primary care physician know. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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Hello, i am writing regarding my mom she has been on her period almost 11 she is 42 years old can it be pre-menopause or ovarian cancer?

Hello, i am writing regarding my mom she has been on her period almost 11 she is 42 years old can it be pre-menopause or ovarian cancer?

Vaginal bleeding: Vaginal bleeding may be many things. It occurs in pre-menopause, because the periods get irregular around that time. It could also be other things in the uterus, endometrial hyperplasia or polyps or endometrial cancer. Ovarian cancer usually does not present this way. If she has not been seen by a GYN recently and this bleeding is new, she should make an appt to be sure. ...Read more

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52 year old, menopause 1 year, tennis ball size cyst on each ovary, ca 125 of 271. Is this ovarian cancer?

Don't know: The cysts are large, and your ca-125 is elevated, so a full-work-up is obviously indicated. X-ray studies may help, but biopsy/cyst drainage or even hysterectomy is certainly a possibility. You doctor can provide you with much more specific info than we can. ...Read more

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How can I help with my wife's menopausal lack of sleep?Just finished chemo for ovarian cancer couple mo. Ago and had a hysterectomy back in march.

How can I help with my  wife's  menopausal lack of sleep?Just finished chemo for ovarian cancer  couple mo. Ago and had a hysterectomy back in  march.

By taking to the doc: Give support to her lack of sleep may be due to anxiety, due to her cancer, which is not unusual, speak to her may need medications .She may even need help , you may have to take her to a psychiatrist., it is part of treatment. ...Read more

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On hormone replacement therapy since hysterectomy at age 31 for ovarian cancer- now 50. Do i need to end HRT for normal menopause age?

On hormone replacement therapy  since  hysterectomy at age 31 for ovarian cancer- now 50. Do i need to  end HRT  for normal menopause  age?

Add progesterone: Estrogen continues to be made from the fat cells and adrenal glands so you need to be on natural Progesterone forever to balance the estrogen. It stimulates the p53 gene to protect you from cancers. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer that show up early?

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer that show up early?

Not specific: Early ovarian cancer may cause abdominal discomfort, constipation or diarrhea, bloating, gas, indigestion, fatigue, or back pain. These symptoms are common with other medical problems, which is why ovarian cancer is often not diagnosed at an early stage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Can you tell me the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Abdominal distention: Good news...Ovarian cancer is very rare. Bad news...Ovarian cancer does not cause any symptoms until the later stages. It is uncommon to diagnose someone with ovarian cancer at an early stage. Most women with ovarian cancer will complain of a decrease in appetite and abdominal bloating or distention. At present there are no good screening tests for ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer and it does run in my family. But I do not have health insurance. What do I do?

I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer and it does run in my family. But I do not have health insurance. What do I do?

Obamacare will help: State or federal websites where you can go to buy insurance are called health insurance exchanges, or marketplaces. California's marketplace is called Covered California, and is where people can go to compare and select health plans offered by private companies, and to find out if they are eligible for Financial Aid to help afford the insurance. Meanwhile, go to a county Ob-Gyn clinic for an exam. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more