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What Type Of Ovarian Cancer Do I Have
Depends on your path: You should discuss your pathology with your doctor. There are different types of ovarian cancer including: borderline tumors (tumors of low malignany potential) and epithelial tumors (papillary serous, mucinous and endometrioid, clear cell, transitional cell, undifferentiated), for example. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pathology: Although the two most common types of invasive breast cancer are "ductal" and "lobular", there are many less common varieties. However, the most important features are not necessarily the type of breast cancer, but the size, lymph node status, presence/absence of metastatic disease and hormonal/her-2 status of the tumor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some tests: You don't mention symptoms, but a good start would be a test for occult blood and a cytology exam of the stool. These are very simple tests and are done on an out-patient basis. This may lead to further testing/scans. Seek an exam/consultation with a qualified professional to begin the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are 4 types of thyroid cancer: papillary, follicular/hurthle cell, medullary and anaplastic. Papillary is most common (75% of all thyroid cancer) so if you have thyroid cancer, this's probably what you have. Anaplastic is very aggressive and is deadly, so you most likely do not have this one. The only way to know is through a thyroid biopsy or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Squamous, Melanomas: Vulvar malignancies are more rare than some cancers and usually arise from skin (squamous cell) or pigment skin cells (malignant melanoma). The squamous carcinoma is commonly related to the human papilloma virus (hpv) #16. The hpv virus is usually transmitted by sexual contact. Treatment can include biopsy, sometimes surgical removal, freezing, lasar, other methods and evaluation for metastasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Probably little if any increased risk if your mom didn't have uterine or colon cancer. If she had uterine ca diagnosed <45 yrs of age there's increased risk. Roughly 2% of newly diagnosed uterine ca patients have mutation for lynch syndrome which is inherited condition with a high risk for colon ca. The symptom to be aware of is post-menopausal bleeding. This should always be checked by your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Mostly asymptomatic: Early abnormal cervical changes rarely cause symptoms. Thus, a regular pap smear is recommended for early detection. In later stages, abnormal vaginal bleeding , menstrual cycle that is difficult to explain, bleeding with contact (during intercourse or with diaphragm), pain during sex, vaginal discharge. Best to contact your gynecologist. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: The risk of breast cancer depends on multiple variables like family history, age, genetics (brca gene), environment (cigarettes, alcohol), diet, etc. Please see this link, and then you should discuss this with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read more
Skin cancer: Skin cancer may occur in anyone, young and old. Those most at risk are those with a history of intense sun exposure and or artificial tanning, fair skin, tendency to burn more easily, light colored eyes, many freckles/moles, changing moles . Those with a family history of skin cancer are also at risk. See a dermatologist if you suspect skin cancer and receive a yearly skin cancer screening. ...Read more
I have carcinoma of ovaries. Can I have chance of recurrence? What kind of food should I avoid in my diet?
Eat what you want: Your food choices aren't going to impact your risk of recurrence, or the progress of your cancer if it is not cured. Websites dedicated to 'food choices' / 'superfoods' for most illnesses are shams by people wanting to appear informed and helpful. You need to find out from your physician what your risks are so you can plan your life -- the odds are well-established for the common types ; stages. ...Read more
2 separate issues: First: cancer risk. Ovarian cancer is bad but not common unless a patient carries a high risk gene like BRCA and even then it would be unlikely at your age. Cervical cancer (or pre malignant changes) can happen at your age. By now you should be getting Pap smears and HPV test per standards of care. Talk to your doc about this and ask him if you need to see a risk assessment specialist. ...Read more
You don't know: You don't know. That is why i recommend you -while you are young- to have a healthy life style, avoid bad habits like smoking, alcohol, illegal substances etc; to keep active, regular exercise, well and healthy balance diet, and update your age approrpiate cancer screening test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menin, MEN1 gene: Hi. MEN1 is inherited in an autosomal-dominant fashion, so you only need one mutant (bad) copy of the gene to have the MEN1 syndrome. You have one bad copy one good copy of the MEN1 gene, and due to random assortment in meiosis, your baby has a 50/50 chance of getting your bad MEN1 gene (and a 50/50 chance of getting your GOOD MEN1 gene). Prenatal genetic testing IS available. ...Read more
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