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Borderline ovarian tumor. So can we wait to have kids?

Borderline ovarian tumor. So can we wait to have kids?

No if malignent: Fundamental concept , malignancy, should be treated first, may be ovum ( egg ) could be harvested from other ovary. ...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 I do to distinguish between period and ovarian tumor blood?

What can I do to distinguish between period and ovarian tumor blood?

Is no ovarian blood: menstrual bleeding occurs due to sloughing of lining of uterus secondary to hormonal changes on a monthly basis. Ovarian tumors do not bleed. They can spread to uterus but that is in the metastatic phase of disease when spread has probably involved omental fat pad and is secondarily associated with peritoneal ascites.. ...Read more

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I had a borderline malignant ovarian tumor that was mucinous. Would that mean it was pre-cancerous?

I had a borderline malignant ovarian tumor that was mucinous. Would that mean it was pre-cancerous?

It's cancer but...: On the other hand, it's not very aggressive. I hope it's out. Your gynecologist can tell you the odds of its staying gone for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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My friend has an ovarian tumor and pelvic cancer what should she do to ease up the pain ?

My friend has an ovarian tumor and pelvic cancer what should she do to ease up the pain ?

Resect if possible: If the ovarian lesion is associated with a pelvic mass they are probably related and require biopsy. Once cancer is defined it does require surgical debulking totally or to a minimal lesion less than 1 cm. to allow for the proper response to chemo. Omentectomy always follows with a debulking procedure. ...Read more

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Can a small, solid, ovarian tumor still rupture or twist? I'm experiencing pelvic pain and am wondering if this is the cause.

Can a small, solid,  ovarian tumor still rupture or twist? I'm experiencing pelvic pain and am wondering if this is the cause.

Unlikely: It has to be over 5 cm in size before leakage becomes a consideration. You can get yourself rechecked by your gynecologist who can verify it with an ultrasound or mri/ct scan. ...Read more

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What does ovarian tumor marker score 13 mean?

What does ovarian tumor marker score 13 mean?

CA125: A ca125 value of 13 is normal. The trend of the ovarian tumor marker is more important over the course of few months rather than one absolute value. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Borderline ovarian tumor?

What is the definition or description of: Borderline ovarian tumor?

It is low grade Canc: It is a slow growing(low grade) cancer of the ovary which is diagnosed in a small percent of cases. It does not seem to cause serious problem for many years. It also doe snot respond to any chemotherapy. The key is to ovoid over-treatment once this diagnosis has been established and confirmed. ...Read more

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What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

Not much: There usually aren't many symptoms to tumors on the ovary whether benign or malignant. Malignancy is associated with weight loss, night sweats and fatigue. ...Read more

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

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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Is it true that an ovarian tumor have the same effects as an ovarian cyst might?

Possibly: An ovarian tumor is solid and will continue to grow. However an ovarian cyst is from an egg cell that did not rupture. You may have pain, irregular bleeding or other symptoms with both, so you should see your gynecologist this week to rule it out. ...Read more

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What to do after diagnosis of hypermenorrhea and ovarian tumor?

What to do after diagnosis of hypermenorrhea and ovarian tumor?

Bleeding and tumor: You need a complete work up including: history, physical, ultrasound and tumor markers. The size of the mass is key. ...Read more

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Drink heavily sober 36hr having laparotomy in 4 days for ovarian tumor are my so far minor withdrawal symptoms going to interfere what do I do?

Drink heavily  sober 36hr having laparotomy in 4 days for ovarian tumor are my so far minor withdrawal  symptoms going to interfere what do I do?

Yes , possible: Speak to your pcp, you might need medication either before or after surgery, sometimes can just observe, but talk to your pcp. ...Read more

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My dad's biological father was jewish. I had a borderline malignant mucinous ovarian tumor removed in 4/2013 that was 10lbs. Should i worry abt cancer?

My dad's biological father was jewish. I had a borderline malignant mucinous ovarian tumor removed in 4/2013 that was 10lbs. Should i worry abt cancer?

Yes and no: Your cancer was of low grade yet it is not entirely worry free, as in some cases it does recur. Overall your cancer has very good prognosis in 80-90% of the cases. Your jewish heritage has no impact on this variety of ovarian cancer(it only affects the brca mutated type of cancers). ...Read more

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Can ovarian tumor cause a rib fracture?

Can ovarian tumor cause a rib fracture?

Yes: Metastatic cancer can involve many areas, including bones. This makes them weaker and susceptible to pathologic fractures. ...Read more

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If ovarian tumor is the size of a small egg, how long has it been growing?

If ovarian tumor is the size of a small egg, how long has it been growing?

Hard to say: It would depend. Benign ovarian masses can have all types go growth rates. I suspect that you mean a cancer if malignant it's growth depends on the grade. I suspect tha this is what you mean. The higher the grade the faster the growth and the shorter the time. Your doctor can fill in the blanks and describe the growth rate for you. ...Read more

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I recently had an ovarian tumor removed the size of a golf ball and a half, is that the normal size for an ovarian tumor?

I recently had an ovarian tumor removed the size of a golf ball and a half, is that the normal size for an ovarian tumor?

Can be: Ovarian growths can range from about grape size to more than a large watermelon. Most ovarian growths are fluid filled, related to the menstrual cycle and resolve spontaneously. Occasionally a growth may be solid or a mixture of fluid and solid- some of which need to be removed. Hope yours was ok. ...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?

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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I have an ovarian tumor what can I do to ease the pain.

I have an ovarian tumor what can I do to ease the pain.

Ovarian Tumor: Without knowing more information about the type and extent of the tumor, it is hard to advise you. There are analgesics for pain that your doctor can order, but if the tumor has spread to other organs or bone, the choices become more complex. It is best to consult with your gynecologist/ oncologist and discuss specific pain palliation for your specific set of circumstances. ...Read more