Can ovarian cancer get worse with nervousness or stress?

Possibly. There are not clinical trials that answer this question because it is hard to study. Stress hormones are adrenaline and cortisol. Cortisol can dampen your immune response and allow tumors to grow more easily, while adrenaline can increase tumor growth and spread. I believe stress can cause cancer to get worse, but i can't show you a study that proves it.
No. Although stress can alter some of the immune system factors, it is probably not enough to make the cancer get worse. However, lower stress, which is hard when cancer enters your life, can surely help. Let the doctor's fight the cancer with you and you should enjoy life, every day.

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Can ovarian cancer get worse with stress and/or nervousness?

Stress never helps. There is little scientific evidence that stress is actually physically harmful, and i would imagine that it would be difficult to design such a study. Having said that everybody knows someone whose medical problems seemed to get worse because of stress. I would advise you to minimize your stress levels, if possible. Your circumstances are out of your control. The key is how you handle them. Read more...
Stress and Cancer. You might want to read ==>http://www.Scientificamerican.Com/article.Cfm?Id=does-stress-feed-cancer. At least in this one study, the investigators concluded that chronic stress can "feed" cancer cells and help them grow. This is controversial, but, as a general rule of thumb, it is best to address the stressors and seek some kind of relief, if possible, although living with cancer is very hard. Read more...

No history of ovarian cancer, just stressing about pelvic pain so much. Health anxiety may make this worse?

Be brave. You've asked and been answered before. Pelvic pain early without a mass is almost never ovarian cancer. I am going to trust you've had a pelvic exam, and if you have cancerphobia this severely, I wouldn't criticize your physician if he/she ultrasounded / imaged you. The key to overcoming this phobia is to act brave, resolve to be composed, perhaps a short course of CBT, ask your Dr. 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...

Is it possible for 30 yr old to get ovarian cancer?

Yes, but rare. Ovarian Cancer can occur at any age; however its most come in the 50's and 60's. Its not at all common in 30 year-old women. Best wishes! Read more...

Do lots of people get ovarian cancer, or is it unusual?

Rare. Ovarian cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in women and is the 5th leading cause of cancer related deaths among women in the United States. Incidence about 12-14 per 100, 000 women. Read more...
1/70. This may be an old number and modified based on specific menstrual and/or family history. Read more...

Why is it that you get the symptoms you do with ovarian cancer?

Ovarian ca. When one is symptomatic due to ovarian cancer- that means the cancer at least already in stage 3 or 4. That means, the cancer has gone outside from the ovary and goes to the peritoneum, mesentery, lymph nodes, or other organs- that is the reason why you have symptoms. If it is in a very early stage- usually it is asymptomatic. Read more...

Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Yes. "hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A bso (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Even if the ovaries have been removed, there is a very small chance that ovarian cancer can develop from cells that line the abdominal cavity. This chance is much less than 1 in 100. Read more...
Yes. A hysterectomy and even tubal ligation appear to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer significantly. It does not eliminate the risk. Even when taking out the ovaries during hysterectomy, a remnant may remain behind and grow into ovarian cancer. Also the lining of the inside of the abdomen called peritoneum may grow to a similar disease to ovarian cancer. Read more...