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What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The average age of a woman with ovarian cancer in the us is 62-63. In women with a family history, women with brca1 mutations usually get cancer earlier and women with brca2 mutations get ovarian cancer at a later age. ...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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I jus been diagnosed with pcos. Bled for 2months. Dr put me on bcontrol. Im only17 bu scared i may get endometrial or ovarian cancer? Likely 4 my age?

I jus been diagnosed with pcos. Bled for 2months. Dr put me on bcontrol. Im only17 bu scared i may get endometrial or ovarian cancer? Likely 4 my age?

BCP will help: First birth control pills will reduce your lifetime risk of getting ovarian cancer, and can reduce risk of endometrial cancer as well by regulating periods. Neither type of cancer is common at all in your age group. I hope this helps. Unregulated, unmanaged bleeding in a woman with PCOS is a risk for developing endometrial cancer so keep up with your doctor, take care of your health. ...Read more

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When I was born, my mother at the age of 40 was told she had ovarian cancer. She opted not to get treatment and died when I was 8 years old at the age of 48 years old.?

When I was born, my mother at the age of 40 was told she had ovarian cancer. She opted not to get treatment and died when I was 8 years old at the age of 48 years old.?

May not be genetic: The type of ovarian cancer that runs in families is associated with specific genes (brac-1 and brac-2). If you do not carry either of those genes your risk for ovarian cancer is likely no different from that in the general population. ...Read more

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What age does ovarian cancer strike?

What age does ovarian cancer strike?

Depend: It really depend on your genes if you have strong family history of ovarian or breast cancer it might strike earlier you doctor can run test on your gene to make sure you do not have the one that can cause cancer ...Read more

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How to know if I have ovarian cancer at age 14?

How to know if I have ovarian cancer at age 14?

Please : Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is it possible for 30 yr old to get ovarian cancer?

Is it possible for 30 yr old to get ovarian cancer?

Yes, but rare: Ovarian Cancer can occur at any age; however its most come in the 50's and 60's. Its not at all common in 30 year-old women. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Could you potentially have ovarian cancer at a young age?

Yes: How young? The cancers in girls are usually different types than the more common epitehlial ovarian cancers that older adult women get. ...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