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What to do about ovarian tumor removal surgery?

What to do about ovarian tumor removal surgery?

What's the question?: If you have a tumor and don't have it removed it can cause localized damage if benign, and threaten your life if malignant. If all your doctors say surgery is the route to go, then surgery is the route to go. ...Read more

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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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What can you tell me about ovarian tumor removal surgery?

What can you tell me about ovarian tumor removal surgery?

Total removal: If surgery is for a malignant lesion, total hysterectomy bilateral salpingoophorectomy is needed. A prophylactic or therapeutic omentectomy should be performed since omentum is one of the first sites of metastasis due to TGF-B. Any visceral nodules should be removed if present with no residual lesion > 1cm. Chemo would then be necessary of mets present. ...Read more

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Borderline ovarian tumor removed. Now pelvic pains. Has anyone surviedd this?

Yes: The tumors are what was described; borderline. Almost all will survive with no adjuvant therapy at all. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with a 5cm borderline malignant ovarian tumor. Is borderline malignant mean it's not cancer?

I was recently diagnosed with a 5cm borderline malignant ovarian tumor. Is borderline malignant mean it's not cancer?

It's cancer: However, it's unlikely to harm you. Different physicians may sugar-coat or say "barely cancer" or "not really cancer" but the bottom line is that I'm glad it's out or there's a fair chance it would have killed you. Read online about the statistics but if you were assured, "no spread", you've got 95%+ of it not killing you. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with a Stage 1a/Grade 1 Mucinous ovarian tumor last year. Had right ovary/tube removed. Is this considered borderline or pre-cancer?

Was diagnosed with a Stage 1a/Grade 1 Mucinous ovarian tumor last year. Had right ovary/tube removed. Is this considered borderline or pre-cancer?

Ovarian ca: hi, if you have Mucinous Adenocarcinoma then that is a cancerous tumor but because it is stage 1 the surgery should be curative, although usually the uterus and both ovaries are removed unless the woman wants to have kids later, ...Read more

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Had a stage 1a/grade 1 mucinous ovarian tumor 4/2013. Heart burn & acid reflux exp with raw throat felt. Family history of GERD + nasal pharynx cancer?

Had a stage 1a/grade 1 mucinous ovarian tumor 4/2013. Heart burn & acid reflux exp with raw throat felt. Family history of GERD + nasal pharynx cancer?

GERD and ovarian ca: This time of year sore throat is pretty std fair. Reflux with heart burn is extremely common...try taking an otc antacid for two weeks . If this doesn't help or change your symptoms call your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a spinal tumor at L4 and a recent abdominal X-ray shows an enhanced area at this location of spine surrounded by dark (unlike rest of spine). Could this be my intradural, extramedullary tumor?

I have a spinal tumor at L4 and a recent abdominal X-ray shows an enhanced area at this location of spine surrounded by dark (unlike rest of spine).  Could this be my intradural, extramedullary tumor?

Maybe: By your description, a purely intradural, extra medullary tumor of the spine, by definition would exclude a bone tumor. Exceptions would include a tumor that started in the place you describe and spread to involve the bone, a bone tumor that has spread into the space or a tumor that is calcified so it looks like bone in a 2d plain x-ray. A ct/mri or other imaging would likely provide the answer. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst or tumor cause you to have dark tarry blood in stools with abdominal distention and gas with pain?

Can an ovarian cyst or tumor cause you to have dark tarry blood in stools with abdominal distention and gas with pain?

Not usually.: The only way that this scenario could happen is if the tumor or ovarian cyst was connected to the digestive tract via an abnormal fistula. This would be a highly unlikely event, and if you do have black tarry stools, I would instead suspect a problem in the upper digestive tract rather than in the ovaries. If this is occurring, go to your local emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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