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by Professor Ahmed Ahmed
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Wellbeing of Women - Ovarian Cancer
Topic: ovarian cancer and talcum powder
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: ovarian cancer and talcum powder

Dear Derek, I am really sorry to hear about your loss. This must have been dreadful for you. You are asking me a very difficult question that I am afraid I do not have a definitive answer to! As you say there has been a lot of debate about this point. What I can say is that the evidence that we have...
by Professor Ahmed Ahmed
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Wellbeing of Women - Ovarian Cancer
Topic: What next?
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: What next?

This will very much depend on the characteristics of the structure that was found and any other findings, your symptoms and clinical examination. The advice could range from simply repeating the ultrasound and CA125 again if the structure was a simple ovarian cyst to recommending surgery. I am sorry...
by Professor Ahmed Ahmed
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Wellbeing of Women - Ovarian Cancer
Topic: How to understand about markers in the blood
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: How to understand about markers in the blood

In relation to ovarian cancer, the marker that is commonly referred to is called CA125. The normal level of CA125 in the blood is between 0 and 35 IU/L. The idea is that ovarian cancer cells shed this "marker" into the blood stream. So, the marker level goes up in the presence of ovarian cancer. How...
by Professor Ahmed Ahmed
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Wellbeing of Women - Ovarian Cancer
Topic: Symptoms of ovarian cancer
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Symptoms of ovarian cancer

I am sorry to hear about your symptoms. Please note that many such symptoms may not be at all related to ovarian cancer. However, I applaud you for thinking about it as a potential cause and advise you to get in touch with your GP so that tests could be done if needed. If the GP thinks that tests ar...
by Professor Ahmed Ahmed
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Wellbeing of Women - Ovarian Cancer
Topic: CA125 has not gone down
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: CA125 has not gone down

I am very sorry to hear about your troubles. CA125 is a very good test for monitoring response to chemotherapy. A reduction of CA125 after the first cycle would have been nice to have, but it is not unusual for such a decline to happen only after two to three cycles. CA125 can be increased by many f...
by Professor Ahmed Ahmed
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Wellbeing of Women - Ovarian Cancer
Topic: Do I need to worry?
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Do I need to worry?

I am assuming that you had a blood test for ovarian cancer and not "cervical cancer". The test is called CA125. The fact that your tests have been normal is reassuring. However, since you have developed new symptoms, I would advise you to go back to your GP for further evaluation.
by Professor Ahmed Ahmed
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Wellbeing of Women - Ovarian Cancer
Topic: Is it hereditary?
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Is it hereditary?

Yes, ovarian cancer can be hereditary. The likelihood of you getting it depends on many factors. One important factor is the number of relatives, particularly from your mother's side, who had ovarian or breast cancer in the past. If no other cases in the family have been affected by ovarian or breas...
by Professor Ahmed Ahmed
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Wellbeing of Women - Ovarian Cancer
Topic: hysterectomy
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: hysterectomy

If the ovaries and fallopian tubes have been removed then the possibility of having ovarian cancer is really very small. Your GP should be able to look up the histopathology report that was performed on the womb to see if the ovaries and tubes have been removed or not.
by Professor Ahmed Ahmed
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Wellbeing of Women - Ovarian Cancer
Topic: My doctor seems to be overlooking signs i think.?
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: My doctor seems to be overlooking signs i think.?

I am sorry to hear about your difficulties. I would like to reassure you that although endometriosis can be associated with cancer, the probability of this is not high. From what you are describing, however, and because of your concerns, it seems reasonable for you to discuss these concerns directly...
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