Gallstone attack similar to ovarian cancer?

The only common. Feature is abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting. The gall bladder lives in the right upper portion of the abdomen, ovaries live in the pelvis. When ovarian cancer leaves the ovary, it may seed the abdominal cavity, cause bowel obstructions. The two diagnoses are not often confused.

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What is a condition that has symptoms similar to endomitriosis other than ovarian cancer or cysts?

Adenomyosis. Patients with adenomyosis may have the same symptoms of menstrual pain and discomfort as patients with endometriosis. With adenomyosis, the abnormal areas burrow into the myometrium and may appear as abnormal areas on ultrasound. The most common way to evaluate the extent of disease is with a pelvic mri. Read more...

Is there an xray or similar test for ovarian cancer?

Transvaginal U/S. Transvaginal u/s (ultrasound) is essential to the initial workup for ovarian cancer, along with pelvic exam, and ca-125 testing. Read more...
No. There are no tests that have been shown to reliably screen for ovarian cancer. Some people advocate for pelvic us and tumor marker analysis but these tests have not been shown to lead to improvements in ovarian cancer outcomes. Read more...
Ultrasound. An ultrasound of the pelvis may reveal a mass in the ovary that would then need to be investigated to diagnose or exclude cancer. Read more...

I am 16 years old. I'm very afraid I may have colorectal cancer or ovarian cancer. My symptoms are very similar. Is it too late to treat either?

Let me check Lotto! I have more of a chance of winning the lottery (and I didn't buy a ticket) than you have of having these cancers at age 16. These are both cancers that develop after decades of improper care and/ or diet (esp colorectal). My bigger concern for you is why you think you have these. What symptoms are you dealing with, and then we can suggest what may be the cause and who to see with your concerns. Read more...
Probably no cancer. The two malignancies you are concerned about rarely occur before age 30. Ovarian tumors at your age grow very large and most often benign. Colon cancer unless genetically inherited rately appears before 30. If anxious, have an abdominal scan. Read more...
Cancer. There are many things that cause diarrhea, pain, and bloating. Particularly at your age, cancer would not be a top consideration, it would be pretty far down on the list. Don't speculate on the worst possible case scenario. See your doctor, he/she will help sort it out. Read more...

Please suggest what type of cancer is ovarian cancer similar to in nature?

Homework question? If this is a homework question, it's a stinker. There are about a dozen common types, each with its own personality. Serous has a counterpart in the 3rd most common cancer of of the endometrium and in primary peritoneal lesions. Clear-cell has fooled pathology residents by its resemblance to common kidney cancer. Dysgerminoma matches a man's seminoma. A good pathology text will tell you more. Read more...

I have a tumor slightly bigger than a golf ball in my abdomen, probably due to ovarian cancer. Also have a history of heart attack and 3 stents. Can I stay on plavix (clopidogrel) and still have the surgery?

Best to ask doctors. Your cardiologist and gynecological surgeon will need to have an input in the decision to stop/continue the plavix (clopidogrel). Read more...
When were . The stents placed? Are they drug eluting? Plavix (clopidogrel) significantly increases bleeding risks with surgery. Read more...
Probably not. Bleeding risk for surgery. Will do alternative therapy and be off Plavix (clopidogrel) for five -seven days. Read more...
See doctors. Prior to surgery, a person with these problems and this medication should see a cardiologist and surgeon to discuss medical history and medications. Plavix (clopidogrel) is frequently stopped about 7-10 days before surgery, and may be replaced with other medications to prevent clotting. They will advise. Read more...

How can I treat ovarian cancer?

Depends. It will depend on the stage. Curative surgery in early stage of disease plus minus chemotherapy. Debulking surgery is needed and is done by a gynecology-oncologist if the tumor burden is high - then followed by chemotherapy. The treatment will depend on the stage. Read more...
Ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is treated by a gynecologic oncologist. It i best treated by cytoreductive or staging surgery followed by chemotherapy in most cases. Read more...

Can ovarian cancer ever be cured?

Yes. Ovarian cancer can be cured especially when it is discovered early. One of the challenges with ovarian cancer is that it is often discovered when it is more advanced because there are no effective screening tools and the disease can often be asymptomatic until it is more advanced. Read more...
Early stage. Early stage cancers (small size, low grade, confined to ovary) are potentially curable. Read more...