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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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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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For what reason might it be that oral contraceptive use decrease ovarian cancer only if the women isn't menopausal?

For what reason might it be that oral contraceptive use decrease ovarian cancer only if the women isn't menopausal?

The hypothesis is: that contraceptive hormones which block ovulation of reproductive age women seem (in epidemiological studies) to offer a reduced risk of certain types of ovarian cancers because they prevent the recurrent trauma/inflammation of follicular ruptures at ovulation. Since menopausal women no longer ovulate, these hormones are no longer protective. ...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

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I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Had a blood test and it was negative and my scan turned out negative too. So what is the matter?

I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Had a blood test  and it was negative and my scan turned out negative too.  So what is the matter?

Ovarian cancer: More often than not, ovarian cancer does not have symptoms. If your scan and blood tests are negative, obviously one must consider other causes. If you separately list your symptoms here, we might be able to help. Even better might be a consult via HealthTap Prime or Healthtap Concierge. Whatever we can do to help. Good luck. ...Read more

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TVU results normal. And for the past 9months I have been experiencing many symptoms of Ovarian cancer. should the TVU be reliable? (No cysts/mass)

TVU results normal. And for the past 9months I have been experiencing many symptoms of Ovarian cancer.  should the TVU be reliable? (No cysts/mass)

Yes: There are no specific symptoms of ovarian cancer. If TVU results are normal, you should not worry about ovarian cancer. You may consult this site for information on this topic: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/index.htm For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Ultrasound last august was fine feel symptoms of ovarian cancer now. From experience, have you seen ovarian cancer develop to late stages in this span?

Ultrasound last august was fine feel symptoms of ovarian cancer now. From experience, have you seen ovarian cancer develop to late stages in this span?

Yes: Common for ovarian cancer to develop quickly. However, ovarian cancer is uncommon and is especially uncommon in a 22 year old. There could be other concerning diagnoses. Go see a doctor, but don't stress to much about ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of ovarian cancer?

What are common symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The four most common symptoms of early ovarian cancer are pain, bloating, feeling full when trying to eat (satiety), and urinary changes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The four most common symptoms of early ovarian cancer are pain, bloating, feeling full when trying to eat (satiety), and urinary changes. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of ovarian cancer?

What can be initial symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Non specific: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific. They often mimic other common conditions. These may include: abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating, pelvic discomfort or pain, persistent indigestion, gas 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, and low back pain. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Please explain what are some symptoms of ovarian cancer?

None at first: Sadly, there is no screening for ovarian cancer and by the time it causes symptoms, it is often advanced. Abdominal swelling, pain, or shortness of breath can happen in those cases. If you have strong family history for breast or ovarian ca, ask your gyn about risk assessment and genetic counseling. If the risk is high enough, a woman may benefit of preventative surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and how do I decipher them from ordinary problems?

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and how do I decipher them from ordinary problems?

With difficulty: Sadly, there is no screening for ovarian cancer and by the time it causes symptoms, it is usually advanced. Abdominal swelling, pain, or shortness of breath can happen. You are young and ovarian cancer is not very common but i would advise you get regular gyn exams and describe any symptom to your doc. Make sure he/she knows if there is breast or ovarian cancer history in your family. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

A typically silend cancer which ...Read more