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28 yr f. 8 + pregnant test. Period 1.5 weeks late. Ov cancer causes false positives? Worried.Do women still get their monthly periods with ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Warren
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Not ovarian cancer

Only in very rare cases does ovarian cancer cause a positive pregnancy test.
Embryonal cell carcinomas, ovarian choriocarcinomas, mixed germ cell tumors, and some dysgerminomas are the only ovarian cancers that produce HCG (positive pregnancy test). All of these types of tumors comprise less than 5% of all ovarian cancers. Have your local ob/gyn get an ultrasound of your pelvis.

In brief: Not ovarian cancer

Only in very rare cases does ovarian cancer cause a positive pregnancy test.
Embryonal cell carcinomas, ovarian choriocarcinomas, mixed germ cell tumors, and some dysgerminomas are the only ovarian cancers that produce HCG (positive pregnancy test). All of these types of tumors comprise less than 5% of all ovarian cancers. Have your local ob/gyn get an ultrasound of your pelvis.
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