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Can a brain tumor cause Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

By December 17, 2012 - 5:04pm
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My daughter is 22 and recently had a 2.7cm brain tumor removed from her right front lobe. She is also suffering from severe Polycystic Ovaries and Cystic Acne. She can not take estrogin, as she has Factor V Lieden (blood clotting disorder). She is looking for a new doctor in the Pheonix area.
Can anyone give advice?

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Hello Jayna,

I am so sorry to hear that your young daughter is coping with three serious conditions, which to my knowledge are not related.

As you both probably already know, Factor V Lieden is an inherited clotting disorder, polycystic ovaries are one symptom of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which is a hormonal disorder and there are over 120 different types of brain tumors. Regardless of the type of frontal lobe tumor that your daughter had, I do not think it is the cause of polycystic ovaries or cystic acne.

Because of the complexity of your daughter's medical history, I would suggest looking for a physician who is affiliated with an academic institution, such as a medical school or research center. Physicians in this setting will have access to cutting edge advances in medicine and research.

Best wishes,


December 17, 2012 - 6:08pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thanks for your thoughts on where to seek assistance. She has a Grade II Oligoastrocytoma. It seems that it was the culprit for many health issues throughout her life. I have been looking into a doctor who uses insulin w/ chemo in order to cause the cancer cells to uptake the chemo quicker than other cells. I know that PCOS is an insulin related disorder, so that makes me wonder if the insulin issues may relate the cancer & the pcos in some way. I know the tumor may not be the direct cause, but one must consider that all parts of the body support each other.
I think getting her in a medical school setting would be a best case senario. Thanks again for the advice,

December 18, 2012 - 4:04am
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