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What Are My Chances Of Getting Ovarian Cancer
Could you tell me what are my chances of getting ovarian cancer if my grandmother had it & passed away from it?
Some ovarian ca: Is genetic, and you can be tested, along with your relatives for the brca genes. ...Read more
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
What are my chances of getting ovarian cancer? My aunt had something that spread through her abdomen but we never heard what it was before she died.
My maternal grandmother had ovarian cancer. What is my chance (statistically) of getting ovarian cancer, too?
Probably low.: Unless your grandmother had ovarian cancer at a young age, or had both ovarian and breast cancer, or other close relatives of you and your grandmother have or had ovarian or breast cancer, your risk for ovarian cancer approaches the background statistical risk in your population. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pcos. My doctor told me that with pcos there is an almost certain chance i will get ovarian cancer. Is this true? What can I do?
Not true: There is no such prediction that i kniow off. I know that the risk is no where close to 100%. I would not worry about it. Yet make life style changes because there are risks, other than cancer, which are more common in folks with pcos. So you should eat healthy(low fat, high protein diet) and get your weight down close to normal by doing daily walking/exercise as much as possible. This will help y. ...Read more
What are my chances of getting breast cancer if nan and 1 sister had it, and one had ovarian cancer under 30?
Low: The answer, of course, depends on the situation. The lifetime incidence for ovarian cancer in the general population is around 1 in 80 women. That risk is higher for women with BRCA mutations, Lynch syndrome, or a significant family history of cancer, especially breast, ovarian, uterine, or colon cancer. The risk is higher for women who have fewer children, less breastfeeding and no OCP use. ...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
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