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suspect ovarian cancer. ct125 - 94; and spots on ov 3 on liver 1 is 18cm. Comments

By March 26, 2010 - 4:05pm
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81 years old; can feel something and abdomen is sore. C t scan showed above. What can be expected?

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Hi DKM - If a woman has the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, her doctor will probably perform a complete pelvic exam, a transvaginal or pelvic ultrasound, and a CA-125 blood test. Used individually, these tests are not definitive; they are most effective when used in combination with each other. Doctors may also use a CT scan or PET scan as part of the diagnostic process. The only definitive way to determine if a patient has ovarian cancer is through surgery and biopsy.

You will find an overview of ovarian cancer on the EmpowHER reference page which includes an explanation of the surgical procedure and treatment options:

If cancer is confirmed, a support group can be of tremendous help in gaining a better understanding of how to deal with the condition and changes in your life. A strong, active group is the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, which also has comprehensive information on their website: http://www.ovariancancer.org/

We also have several articles on the EmpowHER site about ovarian cancer, and will be here for you if you have additional questions. I wish you the best as you continue the diagnostic process. Take care, Pat

March 26, 2010 - 6:41pm
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