What are the symptoms of hereditary ovarian cancer?

Same as regular. Ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, there are no specific symptoms in early ovarian cancer. Most women have vague abdominal symptoms and at later stages, abdominal swelling, mass, symptoms from mets, weakness etc.

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What are the tests for hereditary ovarian cancer?

Ultrasound. Pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound is the best test after a good physical exam for a suspected ovarian cancer of any kind. Read more...
BRCA 1 and 2. BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 account for most cases of hereditary ovarian cancer and can be tested for by a simple blood or saliva test. Using a cancer family history and appropriate genetic testing a customized cancer prevention strategy can be developed for you. Hope this is helpful. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Hereditary ovarian cancer?

More than one member. Hereditary Ovarian cancer(often in combination with Breast Cancer) runs in 10 of Ovarian cancers. It should be considered and confirm by genetic testing if there is high suspicion based on 2 or more first degree relatives(parents, sisters or maternal aunts) suffering from Ovarian or Breast Cancer. The diagnosis is confirmed if you are a carrier for BRCA gene mutation (genetic test which can be don. Read more...

What genes cause hereditary ovarian cancer?

BRCA 1 and 2. The breast-ovarian cancer (brca 1 and 2) genes are the only ones so far proven to cause susceptibility to ovarian cancer (as high as 50% lifetime risk for ovarian, 85% for breast cancer if you have a mutation. Other ovarian cancer susceptibility genes may be identified by ongoing research. Read more...
BRCA 1 and BRCA 2. Your healthcare provider needs to be aware of your family history to be able to assess risk of certain cancers and to determine if genetic testing is appropriate. Having a brca mutation increases your risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Being aware of your cancer risk allows the opportunity to take action to prevent cancer. Read more...

What is the treatment for hereditary ovarian cancer?

Close observation. Ovarian cancer is not per se"hereditary." we do know that there is a gene that carries a predilection to certain cancers. On this gene lies all female cancers, colon cancer and prostate cancer , even if you have this gene it does not guarantee you will get cancer . If you know this gene is in your family you must be vigilant to watch for them and start younger than other people. Read more...
Prevention. Most hereditary ovarian cancer is caused by BRCA genes. The key is prevention. US, blood work and a physical exam every six moths. Oral contraceptives can decrease risk of ovarian cancer. If BRCA positive then removal of tubes and ovaries at about 35 or after childbearing. Need to make a cancer prevention plan with doctor. Also need close relatives to be aware of risk. Hope this helps. Read more...

I need a straight answer. What is hereditary ovarian cancer?

Genetic Syndrome. Basically this is a familial cancer syndrome. This is due to a genetic defect which is passed down from paretn to child. (can actually come from a man). In the case of ovarian cancer it is usually associated with the brca gene when someone speaks of hereditary ovarain cancer. Read more...
Genetic syndrome. Agree with dr. Masiello. When you are talking about hereditary ovarian and breast cancer , usually you are talking about brca 1 or brca 2 mutation. Women with brca1 and brca2 mutations have markedly elevated risks of breast cancer and ovarian cancer, with a lifetime risk of breast cancer of 50 to 85 % and a 15 to 40 % chance of developing ovarian cancer. Read more...
BRCA 1 and 2. When a person carries a gene that puts them at risk for ovarian and sometimes breast cancer. BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 account for most cases of hereditary ovarian cancer and can be tested for by a simple blood or saliva test. Using a cancer family history and appropriate genetic testing a customized cancer prevention strategy can be developed for you. Hope this is helpful. Read more...

What are common symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer. The four most common symptoms of early ovarian cancer are pain, bloating, feeling full when trying to eat (satiety), and urinary changes. Read more...

Can you tell me the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Usually vague. Symptoms are vague and ill defined especially for early stages. However, some symptoms that may be associated with ovarian cancer include: bloating, increased abdominal size, urinary urgency or frequency, difficulty eating or feeling full, and abdominal or pelvic pain. These symptoms do not mean that you have ovarian cancer but you should be evaluated by a doctor. Read more...
Ovarian Cancer Sx. Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating pelvic discomfort or pain persistent indigestion, gas or nausea changes in bowel habits, such as constipation changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate loss of appetite or quickly feeling full increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist a persistent lack of energy low back pain. Read more...
Ovarian cancer. The four most common symptoms of early ovarian cancer are pain, bloating, feeling full when trying to eat (satiety), and urinary changes. Read more...

What can be initial symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Non specific. Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific. They often mimic other common conditions. These may include: abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating, pelvic discomfort or pain, persistent indigestion, gas or nausea, changes in bowel habits, such as constipation, changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate, loss of appetite or quickly feeling full, and low back pain. Read more...

Please explain what are some symptoms of ovarian cancer?

None at first. Sadly, there is no screening for ovarian cancer and by the time it causes symptoms, it is often advanced. Abdominal swelling, pain, or shortness of breath can happen in those cases. If you have strong family history for breast or ovarian ca, ask your gyn about risk assessment and genetic counseling. If the risk is high enough, a woman may benefit of preventative surgery. Read more...
See below. Unfortunately there are no specific symptoms. The usual ones are abdominal discomfort, bloating, change and bowel and urinary habits, later there may be abdominal swelling, weakness, weight loss and in some cases hormonal symptoms. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/symptoms/con-20028096. Read more...