Why should I be concerned about ovarian cancer?

Yes if you are male. All females must be aware of ovarian cancers, especially with family history, must go for regular gyn check ups, for early detection and cure.
Can be deadly. Ovarian cancer has very low survival rates. The overall five year survival is only 46% despite advances in treatment. Unfortunately, there are no good screening tests for ovarian cancer. Family history of ovarian cancer, never having children, and prior estrogen therapy are all risk factors for developing it. Symptoms are usually vague, such as abdominal bloading, decreased appetite, and fatigue.

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Why should I be concerned about ovarian cancer after cesarean hysterectomy?

Not really. If you had that , which is uncommon, they most likely left your ovaries in. At the time of the hysterectomy they should have seen both ovaries and if anything was abnormal with either of them, they would have removed them. Your risk , assuming you have no other risk factors ( like a family history ) should be the same as anyone else. Read more...

I have a cyst that 4 cm. I was on bc to shrink it. But instead I gained weight. Should I b concerned about ovarian cancer?

No. Ovarian cysts are a very common finding in young women. They do not predispose to ovarian cancer. Some risk factors for ovarian cancer include never having been pregnant, women treated with hormone therapy (like estrogen), and genetics (such as a brca mutation). Read more...

. I had an us done and they saw fluid in my cul-de-sac and adjacent to the uterine fundus. Should I be concerned. My sister has ovarian cancer?

More details. You will need to contact the ordering physician and ask for clarification. It is physiologically normal for most women to have some fluid in the cut de sac. You will need to have the doctor interpret your specific sonogram report to find out if yours was normal. If your sister has ovarian cancer you may qualify for BRCA genetic testing. Read more...

I had a hysterectomy last year aged 29. Gyn left a cyst on ovary said it shall disappear. I have all symptoms for ovarian cancer should I be concerned?

Ultrasound. If you are concerned about the presence of the cyst the Gynecologist saw at the hysterectomy, you can get an ultrasound done to check for the presence or absence of the cyst. Do you have family history of ovarian cancer? You are too young to get your ovaries removed. Surgical menopause at this young age is not recommended. Symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague and can be from colon or stomach too. Read more...

Can polycystic ovaries lead to ovarian cancer? I have been diagnosed with it. However I dont suffer with symptoms besides irregular menstruation. I managed to fall pregnant with fertomid should I be concerned

No. I am not aware that PCOS can activate ovarian cancer.
There is no cure and usually one will only treat the symptoms if necessary.
If your irregular menstruation does not bother you, then leave it. If it is a problem, you can always go on the Pill. Read more...

I'm concerned I could have something serious going on like ovarian cancer. I had 3rd stage endometriosis at 14 and lately in the past 2 months iv gained 10 lbs I look prego and more symptoms?

23 yo w. "stage . 23 yo w. "stage 3 endometriosis" concerned for "ovarian cancer" needs to know women her age don't develop ovarian cancer & that "endometriosis" is theoretical disease absent firm pathological proof. She must demand pathological evidence & consult physician less endo-inclined/invasive oriented. Are symptoms iatrogenic due to adhesions/IBS from serial invasive laparoscopic procedures? Poor dear. . Read more...
Go see ur Family Doc. It may be as simple as pregnancy so take home pregnancy test. If negative, you need to see your Family Doc this week for complete evaluation & appropriate treatment. If positive, you still need to see Family Doc or OB for prenatal care or other options. Don't wait! Don't delay! Read more...