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.

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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...

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...

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...

A plaque like coating over part of the liver, could this spread into the liver. My wife is an ovarian cancer sufferer aged 54?

Ovarian cancer. Tumor coatings of the liver are very frequent in ovarian cancer. They are readily ablated safely at the time of primary debulking. Ovarian cancer can invade the liver but happens through blood-borne spread not direct invasion. Read more...

What is the likelihood? Epithelial ovarian cancer at age 16 for a user of the IUD mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Extremely Unlikely. In fact most types of birth control may actually slightly lower the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Additionally, epithelial ovarian cancer is extraordinarily rare in young women. In fact, the average age of diagnosis in woman with the brca2 gene that increases the risk of ovarian cancer is about 50. Woman worried about the risks of their birth control method should speak with their ob/gyn. Read more...

Age 76, stg IV ovarian cancer, debulking surgery, 3 chemos. Ca 125 normal. Is lymphnode dissection advisable? Comment on quality vs quantity of life?

Quality of life. In end stage cancer quality of life is essential but patient 's decision is equally important. 76 yr old could be very healthy 76 , in stage IV some do respond well to chemo, will have quality & comfortable , remaining part of life , so choice should be left to the person. Also to follow the advice of doctors , if unsure to take a second opinion , treating md will be glad to refer. 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...