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Can an xray diagnose ovarian cancer?

Can an xray diagnose ovarian cancer?

No: Ovarian cancer is difficult to diagnose. An X-Ray isn't sensitive enough. Ultrasound, CT and MRI are the modalities that are usually used. Sometimes it is only diagnosed at the time of surgery. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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Is there an xray or similar test for ovarian cancer?

Is there an xray or similar test for ovarian cancer?

No: There are no tests that have been shown to reliably screen for ovarian cancer. Some people advocate for pelvic us and tumor marker analysis but these tests have not been shown to lead to improvements in ovarian cancer outcomes. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage 2 last year. I had persistent cough this month and had an xray it showed that there is ipsilateral effusion?

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage 2 last year. I had persistent cough this month and had an xray it showed that there is ipsilateral effusion?

Need more testing: The fluid should be drained ( if big enough) and sent for laboratory and pathologic analysis to determine its nature. You will also need restating ct scans and recheck tumor markers ( ca 125). ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does ovarian cancer look like on ultrasounds?

Hello doctors, what does ovarian cancer look like on ultrasounds?

Mass or cystic mass: Ultrasound, done though the abdominal wall and transvaginally is used to examine the size shape and other characteristics of ovaries. Cancer may present as a mass in the ovary or a cyst or a combination of the two. Definitive diagnosis requires examination of suspect tissue by a pathologist. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer look like a balloon ?

Ovarian cyst: A simple cyst (balloon) without any complexities (extra walls, thickness, growths, solid areas) are rarely, rarely ever cancer. ...Read more

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What dies a belly with ovarian cancer look like?

What dies a belly with ovarian cancer look like?

Normal to swollen: Normal if the tumor is small to swollen if it is large or has caused abdominal fluid to accumulate. ...Read more

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What does a stomach swollen from ovarian cancer look like?

What does a stomach swollen from ovarian cancer look like?

Abdominal distention: It is the abdomen, not the stomach, that is swollen in some patients with advanced ovarian cancer. This is mainly due to accumulation of fluid (called ascites) within the abdomen. The fluid over time causes distention of the abdomen (just like what you would see in a pregnant women). The more the fluid accumulates, the more distanded the abdomen and patients may have discomfort and pain. ...Read more

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Is it ovarian cancer bleeding look like a menstual period?

Is it ovarian cancer bleeding look like a menstual period?

Ovary CA & bleeding: Ovarian cancer does not usually cause abnormal uterine bleeding. If you have a mass and abnormal uterine bleeding, you need to get an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer be caused by enviornmental factors like chemicals?

Can ovarian cancer be caused by enviornmental factors like chemicals?

Possibly: We do not know the precise answer to this question. However, it is reasonable to suspect that there may be a relationship in some cases at least. For instance, we know that women who have tubal sterilization for birth control are at decreased risk of developing ovarina cancer. It is thought that this may be due to blocking of environmental chemicals from reaching the ovary through the tube. ...Read more

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My mam has ovarian cancer, it's really tough for me to cope :( i feel so upset and angry and i'd just like to know how to cope?

Counseling: Dealing with grief is complicated and difficult. Life often isn't 'fair'. If you need help coping with your mother's cancer, ask your doctor for a referral to a counselor, whether it be a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other professional who deals with these issues. ...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