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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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My maternal grandmother had ovarian cancer. What is my chance (statistically) of getting ovarian cancer, too?

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 more

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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?

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

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What are the chances of getting ovarian cancer at 24? No family history

What are the chances of getting ovarian cancer at 24? No family history

Very unlikely: Ovarian cancer typically occurs in older women, after menopause, with an average age of around 60. It's very rare at your age, although they can also be associated with people with a family history of breast and colon cancers. ...Read more

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What is the chance of having ovarian cancer?

What is the chance of having ovarian cancer?

Low: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/ovarian About 22000 ovarian cancers occur in a year in the US. See information at the web address given above. ...Read more

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What is the chance of having ovarian cancer?

What is the chance of having ovarian cancer?

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

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What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The average age of a woman with ovarian cancer in the us is 62-63. In women with a family history, women with brca1 mutations usually get cancer earlier and women with brca2 mutations get ovarian cancer at a later age. ...Read more

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Is it possible for 30 yr old to get ovarian cancer?

Is it possible for 30 yr old to get ovarian cancer?

Yes, but rare: Ovarian Cancer can occur at any age; however its most come in the 50's and 60's. Its not at all common in 30 year-old women. Best wishes! ...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