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Can a small, solid, ovarian tumor still rupture or twist? I'm experiencing pelvic pain and am wondering if this is the cause.

Can a small, solid,  ovarian tumor still rupture or twist? I'm experiencing pelvic pain and am wondering if this is the cause.

Unlikely: It has to be over 5 cm in size before leakage becomes a consideration. You can get yourself rechecked by your gynecologist who can verify it with an ultrasound or mri/ct scan. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Can ovarian tumor cause a rib fracture?

Can ovarian tumor cause a rib fracture?

Yes: Metastatic cancer can involve many areas, including bones. This makes them weaker and susceptible to pathologic fractures. ...Read more

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What does ovarian tumor marker score 13 mean?

What does ovarian tumor marker score 13 mean?

CA125: A ca125 value of 13 is normal. The trend of the ovarian tumor marker is more important over the course of few months rather than one absolute value. ...Read more

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What is borderline ovarian tumor is concerous?

What is borderline ovarian tumor is concerous?

Near Ca/need info.: Any borderline situation regarding a tumor means that it is a step away from being cancerous. Some ovarian tumors have more malignant potential than others. Borderline ovarian tumors have cellular features of malignancy but do not invade. Thus surgery should be curative in nearly all cases. ...Read more

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Can a cancerous ovarian tumor be less than 2cm?

Can a cancerous ovarian tumor be less than 2cm?

Yes: Cancers start as one cancerous cell, so any cancer will go through a phase in which it is a millimeter or so and become larger. ...Read more

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Borderline ovarian tumor. So can we wait to have kids?

Borderline ovarian tumor. So can we wait to have kids?

No if malignent: Fundamental concept , malignancy, should be treated first, may be ovum ( egg ) could be harvested from other ovary. ...Read more

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What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

Not much: There usually aren't many symptoms to tumors on the ovary whether benign or malignant. Malignancy is associated with weight loss, night sweats and fatigue. ...Read more

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If ovarian tumor is the size of a small egg, how long has it been growing?

If ovarian tumor is the size of a small egg, how long has it been growing?

Hard to say: It would depend. Benign ovarian masses can have all types go growth rates. I suspect that you mean a cancer if malignant it's growth depends on the grade. I suspect tha this is what you mean. The higher the grade the faster the growth and the shorter the time. Your doctor can fill in the blanks and describe the growth rate for you. ...Read more

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I recently had an ovarian tumor removed the size of a golf ball and a half, is that the normal size for an ovarian tumor?

I recently had an ovarian tumor removed the size of a golf ball and a half, is that the normal size for an ovarian tumor?

Can be: Ovarian growths can range from about grape size to more than a large watermelon. Most ovarian growths are fluid filled, related to the menstrual cycle and resolve spontaneously. Occasionally a growth may be solid or a mixture of fluid and solid- some of which need to be removed. Hope yours was ok. ...Read more

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What are types of a ovarian tumor?

What are types of a ovarian tumor?

Many types.: These are classified by the histology or cell make-up of the tumor. Surface epithelial-stromal tumor is the most common and includes serous tumour, endometrioid tumor and mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. Sex cord-stromal tumor comprise 8% of ovarian tumors and include granulosa cell, and sertoli leydig cell tumor. Germ cell tumors, like teratoma make up another 30%. Mixed tumors are another type. ...Read more

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