Where are the ovaries? What exactly is ovarian cancer?

See below. Ovaries are in the pelvis if a woman, one on either side of uterus/vagina. See picture on the right. See this site for information on ovarian cancer. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/definition/CON-20028096.

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Please point me to where are the ovaries and what exactly is ovarian cancer?

Ovaries are pelvic. The ovaries are glandular structures on both sides of and connected to the uterus by the fallopian tubes that transport eggs from the ovaries to the uterine structure. The surface of the glandular portion of the ovary is epithelial similar to the peritoneal surface of the abdominal cavity. For the most part ovarian cancer develops in the peritoneal surface of the ovary and rarely from the stroma. Read more...

How can I get ovarian cancer after removal of my ovaries?

It is possible. The rounded appearance of the ovaries can be deceiving; in the embryo, when the ovaries descend into the fetal pelvis some cells may trail behind and be left outside the ovary. In addition, ovarian tissue is really somewhat comet shaped, with cells distributed along the ligament which is cut at surgery. These cells may become oca. Other cells body lining cells may also transform into oca as well. Read more...
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How does one get ovarian cancer after removal of ovaries?

Tissue cell migratio. When ovaries have been removed you may have stray cells inorgans& other parts of body, and it is possible to get cancer usually in peritonium.So it is possible even after removal of ovaries. Read more...

Symptom of ovarian cancer is enlarged ovary is that do to masses or can cancer just xause ovary to enlarge?

Ovarian CA. Your ovaries are made up of a number of different tissues, all of which can become cancer. Each type will or can cause a mass. Mass being a lump of tissue. Of course normal ovarian tissue can do the same thing. Usually additional imaging with an ultra sound can help distinguish the actual make up of the"mass". A normal ovary is not a static organ...Cysts form, eggs are released etc. Read more...
Ovarian mass. Oarian cancer is a solid cancer which means- some sort of mass/es would be there in ovary that is going to cause the increase size of the ovary. Ovary can also enlarge due to other benign condition such as simple cyst/physiologic cysts, polycystic disease etc. Especially at child bearing age, cysts would come and go, and majority of those cysts would be benign. So, close f/u of cyst is needed. Read more...

I have got a pain that seems to be coming from my left ovary. Am I so worried. Could it be ovarian cancer?

Unlikely. It is highly unlikely that you can localize the pain to an ovary. Early ovarian cancer is usually not associated with pain. It you have concerns consult your doctor to see if an ultrasound examination is warranted. Visit this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-20028096 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...