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Types Of Ovarian Cancer Dysgerminoma
At 27, I had ovarian cancer and then a hysterectomy. Is HRT safe for me? My cancer was malignant dysgermanoma.
Yes: Before your ovaries were removed, they made hormones (hrt) so you should be fine using replacement after the surgery. That particular type of cancer should not be affected by replacement. A person with breast cancer, active blood clots, certain types of uterine cancer or undiagnosed vaginal bleeding should not use hrt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends on your path: You should discuss your pathology with your doctor. There are different types of ovarian cancer including: borderline tumors (tumors of low malignany potential) and epithelial tumors (papillary serous, mucinous and endometrioid, clear cell, transitional cell, undifferentiated), for example. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Homework question?: If this is a homework question, it's a stinker. There are about a dozen common types, each with its own personality. Serous has a counterpart in the 3rd most common cancer of of the endometrium and in primary peritoneal lesions. Clear-cell has fooled pathology residents by its resemblance to common kidney cancer. Dysgerminoma matches a man's seminoma. A good pathology text will tell you more. ...Read more
How can I be tested for ovarian cancer? What type of tests do they use to determine if you have ovarian cancer?
Exam, not a CA-125!: A ca-125 test should not be ordered unless there is a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. This test can be elevated in a number of benign conditions. Regular follow up with your gynecologist is the best way. If there is a concern based on symptoms or an exam, your gynecologist may obtain a transvaginal ultrasound. Hope this helps. ...Read more
It is often treatabl: Ovarian cancer is a serious illness, but there is good treatment available for it. With current treatments nearly one half of the ovarian cancers are curable. But it will take some time to know how well she willl do in the long range. I would advise you to be hopeful that she has a good chance to recover from this illness. ...Read more
Leg pain: Leg pain has a multitude of potential causes that are not directly due to ovarian cancer. Ie. Ovarian cance does not always produce a specific leg pain. Important causes of leg pain to out though are a blood clot and an issue of cancer in the bones. Leg pain could also be related to muscle fatigue, strain, spine issues and such. Either way you should see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more
Need to ask gyn: Since most ovarian cancer management requires removal of the ovary affected and consideration of removal of both, fertility is unlikely after definitive treatment. However, if u have a rare form of a rare cancer it is difficult to answer your question without more specifics. This, i'd have to refer u to your managing gynecologist to answer specifically. ...Read more
Not a common feature: Leg pain is not a usual feature of ovarian cancer. A person with ovarian cancer may develop deep vein thrombosis in the legs and have pain, but that is not common. Unfortunately ovarian cancers do not cause specific symptoms, at least not in early stages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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