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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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

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What are the chances of recurrence of ovarian cancer?

It depends: It is dependent on Stage of cancer when first treated. For those who had treatment for stage 3/4 the risk of recurrence is quite high()>50%). it is much lower for stage 1/2. ...Read more

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Why is it that you get the symptoms you do with ovarian cancer?

Why is it that you get the symptoms you do with ovarian cancer?

Ovarian ca: When one is symptomatic due to ovarian cancer- that means the cancer at least already in stage 3 or 4. That means, the cancer has gone outside from the ovary and goes to the peritoneum, mesentery, lymph nodes, or other organs- that is the reason why you have symptoms. If it is in a very early stage- usually it is asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What are the chances of recovering from secondary ovarian cancer?

What are the chances of recovering from secondary ovarian cancer?

This is not a right: Secondary ovarian cancer is not a correct term to describe your cancer. I assume you are saying that it has recurred? In that case there are several drugs and treatments which are commonly used with significant extension of life and occasional cures(possible) but typically it is uncommon to cure ovarian cancer, second time around after failing first line of chemotherapy. Seek an expert opinion for. ...Read more

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What amount survival chance for 81 yrs old with possible ovarian cancer?

Depends on stage.: A woman who is 81 years old has 9 additional years of life expectancy based on actuarial data. If her ovarian cancer is early stage and she undergoes successful surgery to have it removed, her life expectancy wouldn't change. Her other health problems, if any, will impact how well she does. The more advanced her ovarian cancer, the lower her survival. Best wishes to you and her! ...Read more

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I'm scared that my symptoms may be of ovarian cancer. How to get tested?

I'm scared that my symptoms may be of ovarian cancer.  How to get tested?

Talk with OBGYN 1st: A pelvic exam, imaging and review of symptoms and family history constitute the first steps in evaluating a woman for possible ovarian tumors and other health threats. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could symptoms of ovarian cancer come and go and get better sometimes?

Possibly: Most symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague--bloating, early satiety, feeling of fullness. Other symptoms include feeling "gassy" or changes in bladder or bowel symptoms. Occasionally pain may also be present. Symptoms which are new, are felt with increasing frequency or severity should be explored with your physician. ...Read more

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Whats the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

Whats the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

It depends.: Pain and bloating can be signs of ovarian cancer, but they can be just from a painful period. Ovarian cancer would be more likely in older women, like 40+ years, and most likely in women 70+ years. Other tests, like pelvic exam, ca-125, and transvaginal ultrasound would be needed. The ultimate way to know is surgery to see if it is in fact, a tumor of something else. ...Read more

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What are the chances of long-term survival after a third recurrence of ovarian cancer?

What are the chances of long-term survival after a third recurrence of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer : Ovarian cancer is a very serious often terminal disease. Gyn oncologists now treat it as a chronic, serious disease. However, with proper care more and more patient are living 5 years and more. Depending on the tumor's responsiveness to surgery and chemo, survival can be several years even after a 3rd, 4th or 5th recurrence. ...Read more

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My mum had ovarian cancer. What are the chances of me getting it?

~7% over: Your lifetime. That is if your mom's cancer is not related to brca 1 or 2 mutation. In that case, if the mutation is passed on to you the risk is between 20-40%. Only about 8.5% of ovarian cancer patients have brca 1 or 2 mutation. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Yes: "hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A bso (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Even if the ovaries have been removed, there is a very small chance that ovarian cancer can develop from cells that line the abdominal cavity. This chance is much less than 1 in 100. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical and ovarian cancer together?

Can you get cervical and ovarian cancer together?

Yes: Both are common -- thankfully, cervical cancer is usually caught early when it's very curable, and many ovarians cancers are caught early as well. ...Read more

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How often do you get bleeding for ovarian cancer?

How often do you get bleeding for ovarian cancer?

Vaginal bleeding: Ovarian cancer does not usually cause abnormal uterine bleeding. You should be worked up for endometrial cancer or hyperplasia by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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