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What kind of leg pain is often associated with ovarian cancer?

What kind of leg pain is often associated with ovarian cancer?

Most likely sciatica: Since ovarian cancer can spread throughout the pelvis, it is most likely due to something like sciatica, or pressure on the sciatic nerve that causes pain down the leg. However, ovarian cancer can also spread to bone, causing pain, as well as release a hormone that can cause breakdown of bone, also leading to pain. ...Read more

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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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What kind of leg pain can be associated with ovarian cancer?

What kind of leg pain can be  associated with ovarian cancer?

DVT: It can be related to the deep vein thrombosis. Other options: tumor compression of nerve roots or penetration of pelvic muscles. ...Read more

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Which type of leg pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

Which type of leg pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

Leg pain: Leg pain has a multitude of potential causes that are not directly due to ovarian cancer. Ie. Ovarian cance does not always produce a specific leg pain. Important causes of leg pain to out though are a blood clot and an issue of cancer in the bones. Leg pain could also be related to muscle fatigue, strain, spine issues and such. Either way you should see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me where is leg pain in regard to ovarian cancer?

Unclear question: Ovarian cancer should not cause leg pain as the only symptom. Go see a doctor if the leg pain is a serious problem and it is persistent. ...Read more

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What type of lower extremity pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

What type of lower extremity pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

Not a common feature: Leg pain is not a usual feature of ovarian cancer. A person with ovarian cancer may develop deep vein thrombosis in the legs and have pain, but that is not common. Unfortunately ovarian cancers do not cause specific symptoms, at least not in early stages. ...Read more

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Need help when ovarian cancer recurs, what kind(s) of cancer is it most likely to be?

The same cancer: Recurrence means that it's the same cancer that has come back. While it may come back in a different place in the abdomen-- the cell type is the same regardless even if the ovaries are no longer there. A biopsy will show if the recurrence is consistent with the original cancer. ...Read more

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What kind of symptoms did gilda radners have during ovarian cancer?

Varies per person.: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific and may include: abdominal pressure / fullness / bloating, pelvic discomfort / pain, persistent indigestion / gas / nausea, changes in bowel habits (such as constipation), changes in bladder habits, loss of appetite or quickly feeling full, increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around the waist, lack of energy, and low back pain. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of cancer is ovarian cancer similar to in nature?

Please suggest what type of cancer is ovarian cancer similar to in nature?

Homework question?: If this is a homework question, it's a stinker. There are about a dozen common types, each with its own personality. Serous has a counterpart in the 3rd most common cancer of of the endometrium and in primary peritoneal lesions. Clear-cell has fooled pathology residents by its resemblance to common kidney cancer. Dysgerminoma matches a man's seminoma. A good pathology text will tell you more. ...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


Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more