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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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I've been getting stomach aches for no reason, that last a while. Could it be ovarian cancer?

I've been getting stomach aches for no reason, that last a while.  Could it be ovarian cancer?

No: Unless ovarian cancer is associated with metastatic disease to bowel causing intermittent intestinal obstruction, this lesion is usually painless. The tumor when it metastasizes goes to omentum and produces ascites where the belly first fills with fluid. Stomach aches are usually associated with gastric problems and may be controlled with antacids or acid inhibitors like Prilosec. ...Read more

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Could an ovarian cyst be cancerous, or be a sign to ovarian cancer? Also have massive weight loss, fatigue, lack of appetite. And severe stomach pain.

Could an ovarian cyst be cancerous, or be a sign to ovarian cancer? Also have massive weight loss, fatigue, lack of appetite. And severe stomach pain.

Ovarian cysts: By your symptoms, it sounds like you need to see your gyn doctor. I you are not getting an answer you find acceptable, it is not wrong to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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My mom, ovarian cancer, stage iiib, had the second surgery, the abdomen is hard and heavy seems, she felt uncomfortable, what is symptomatic?

My mom, ovarian cancer, stage iiib, had the second surgery, the abdomen is hard and heavy seems, she felt uncomfortable, what is symptomatic?

Not sure I...: ...Understand your question. If you are asking for the meaning of "symptomatic", then dr. Legha answered your question. If not, you may want to restate it. Either way make sure your mother's oncologist is aware of any new developments. Best to you both. ...Read more

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Why does abdomen fill up with fluid when ovarian cancer is present?

Why does abdomen fill up with fluid when ovarian cancer is present?

Not always the case: Ovarian cancer can cause inflammation which can result in fluid accumulation in the space surrounding the intestinal tract called the peritoneum. Some types of ovarian cancer make mucous which can also fill this space. Both situations cause fluid accumulation, weight gain and bloating. However, ovarian cancer may not cause these symptoms which is why regular checkups are important. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain in the lower abdomen,and heaviness in bladder and I am a 19 year old, could it by any chance indicate ovarian cancer ?

I am experiencing pain in the lower abdomen,and heaviness in bladder and I am a 19 year old, could it by any chance indicate ovarian cancer ?

Ovarian Cancer: Ovarian cancer is very rare in young adults. Abdominal pain symptoms can be due to problems in the gastroentestinal system as well as genitourinary system. If your symptoms continue best to follow up with physician. ...Read more

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Had ovarian cancer and had total hysterectomy in 2012. I have bad cramping in lower abdomen/back, like pre hyst. Wht causes this?

Had ovarian cancer and had total hysterectomy in 2012. I have bad cramping in lower abdomen/back, like pre hyst. Wht causes this?

MD time: Cramps in the abdomen and back can be due to a million and one different causes, benign or not. Do not get too anxious, just make sure your oncologist knows about it and follow his/her instructions. Hope it is nothing serious. Get better soon. ...Read more

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Pressure in lower abdomen, frequent urination, no burning or pain-very severe anxiety..scared of ovarian cancer. I'm 23yrs old?

Pressure in lower abdomen, frequent urination, no burning or pain-very severe anxiety..scared of ovarian cancer. I'm 23yrs old?

?Bladder infection: Your symptoms are more like those from infection of the urinary bladder(Cystitis). You need to see a doctor to get your urine checked and take an antibiotic for bladder infection. Ovarian cancer is not likely cause of your present symptoms. You should not worry about Cancer at this young age...at least not until your get into your 50s! ...Read more

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I get full easily, throw up after meals, sleep a lot, pee a lot, and have a lot of pain in my lower back and near my hips/abdomen. Ovarian cancer?

I get full easily, throw up after meals, sleep a lot, pee a lot, and have a lot of pain in my lower back and near my hips/abdomen. Ovarian cancer?

Probably not: At your age, ovarian cancer is extremely rare. You need to see your MD to find out what the problem is. It may be a gastrointestinal problem. ...Read more

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Mom 60. Abdomen CT shows has hypo dens liver masses no hbs afp 4.46 echinococesus <1:16 ca-125 >5000 is its ovarian cancer or not & on which stage

It is likely a cance: A high ca 125 leads us to look for ovarian cancer as the most likely cause(sometimes it is due to primary perotoneal cancinoma or fallopean tube tumor). The ct scan may show some intraperitoneal disease or pelvic disease including ovarian massess. But she needs a biopsy proof of cancer and then will likely require treatment for ovarian cancer which often includes debulking surgery and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Mom 60. Abdomen CT shows has hypo dens liver masses no hbs afp 4.46 echinococesus <1:16 ca-125 >5000 is its ovarian cancer or not & on which stage?

Stage IV ovarian ca: Unfortunately, it is likely that she has stage IV ovarian cancer with spread to the liver. Nothing else would give a ca125 of 5000. She should be on biopsied for a diagnosis and be on systemic chemotherapy which can be very helpful in selected cases. ...Read more

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mild painx2 wks on & off left "ovary" hip area-CT abdomen and Pelvis- nml- OBGYN pelvic exam nml- 32 y/o worried about ovarian cancer? Please help!!!!

mild painx2 wks on & off left "ovary" hip area-CT abdomen and Pelvis- nml- OBGYN pelvic exam nml- 32 y/o worried about ovarian cancer? Please help!!!!

Not likely. : Not likely cancer. So you can relax. Now the pain could be cysts, or many other benign reasons. I am sure your Gyn will keep looking and also consider seeing a gen surgeon. A good history and exam may pony to a specific condition. Www.Drlugo.Com ...Read more

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What does abdominal pain feel like that is associated with ovarian cancer?

What does abdominal pain feel like that is associated with ovarian cancer?

A SPECTRUM: There is no specific type or location of abdominal pain that is specific to ovarian cancer. Some women feel nothing, others have bloating and some have a variety of other symptoms. Best thing is to see your doctor and inform him of your concern, i'm sure the best test and exam will be done. ...Read more

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In cases of ovarian cancer does the abdominal pain go away and come back or is it constant?

It is quite variable: Abdominal pain is not always present in patients who have ovarian cancer. There is often discomfort or some pain but not severe and not constant. Unless the tumor causes intestinal blockage, pain is not constant. So most patients do not suffer from pain unless it is far advanced cancer which has been there for many years and no longer treatable. ...Read more

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Worried about abdominal pain and ovarian cancer. How can I get it checked out and what can I do to prevent it?

Go to see gyn: Overian cancer is very rare and unlikely to be the cause of most abdominal pain. I pelvic exam and imaging with either an ultrasound or ct scan of the abdomen is best way to evaluate patients. Sometime bloodwork can assist, but physical exam by your doctor is the best approach intiially. As for prevention, there is not much other than having ovaries removed and healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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Am 27. Bloating daily for 8 months now, abdominal pain especially when i sit down, increased abdominal girth and feeling full quickly. Ovarian cancer?

Worrying re cancer: Worrying about developing cancer is common, but the risk of getting ovarian cancer is low. If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, then you should check with your doctor and have an ultrasound done to look for swelling of the ovaries or fluid collection in the abdomen. Hepatitis or other liver disease could be a serious alternative diagnosis, but start with blood tests and an us. ...Read more

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Ovarian cancer? Noticed light spotting, then next day woke with abdominal pain & lower back ache, had 3 days now. Do i need ultra sound to diagnose?

Transvaginal U/S,,,: Transvaginal ultrasound is done with a manual pelvic exam and ca-125 levels. The most accurate way is probably surgery, where specimens can be taken and examined under a microscope to see if it is cancer. Best of luck. ...Read more

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No bowel issues 6weeks constant pelvic/lower left abdominal pain increased girth, urination (not painful) & fatigue could this be ovarian cancer?

No bowel issues 6weeks constant pelvic/lower left abdominal pain increased girth, urination (not painful) & fatigue could this be ovarian cancer?

See exerts timely...: For a young lady as you're, the first things to look into are how you void and defecate. If all alright, see a gynecologist timely; it's better than online second-guessing. Meanwhile, practice healthy lifestyle and avoid overindulgence and obsession of any form. Best wish... ...Read more

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I experience abdominal pain and bloating. Could pap smear results ASCUS signify ovarian cancer and not only cervical? I have chronic HBV as well.

I experience abdominal pain and bloating. Could pap smear results ASCUS signify ovarian cancer and not only cervical? I have chronic HBV as well.

Pap smear: It would be unusual for Pap smears to reveal ovarian cancer. If you have chronic HBV there is new and highly effective therapy available, and since this condition can lead to hepatocellular carcinoma, and the inflammation from HPV on the cervix can lead to cervical carcinoma you should definitely go and be taken care of ASAP. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

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