Pancreatitis and ovarian cancer

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Avatar f tn Wow, that was 5 mos ago and I'm a bit worried because I have all the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. Not one person alerted me to this, thank God for "google"!! The symptoms of Pancreatitis and OC are pretty much the same and I believe I have Pancreatitis. I made an appointment with an OB/GYN for next Wed.. Told the nurse the reason was I had a "Complex" Cyst, her response "Oh my".
Avatar n tn I am a HER2+ breast cancer survivor I was recently diagnosied with a 5inch ovarian cyst-- i have lots of pain but i am also dealing with pancreatitis-- Im waiting to get in to see my Ono/gyno . I am on tamoxifen and having pain unsure if from pancretitis or cyst but I cant stand up at times anyone have any suggests to help me out?
Avatar n tn Cancer of the colon, rectum, pancreas, stomach, breast, lung, and certain types of thyroid and ovarian cancer can cause elevations in CEA levels. But usually in nonmalignant conditions the levels are not elevated above 10 ng/ml.Any test result should be correlated clinically. Hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar f tn Ca19-9 is not a test for determining if a patient needs to have an hysterectomy, it is a blood test that Dr's use as a guide to help differentiate between forms of gastric cancer like pancreatic and bile duct cancers. Elevated CA19-9 can also be from gallstones, cirrhosis, pancreatitis, and cholecystitis.
Avatar n tn he said purpose was only to determine size of cysts and that there was no need to be concerned w/ cancer. w/out cancer as a factor i declined surgery as financially unfeasible and started estrogen for 18 months lost insurance and have been unable to return to doc . 5 yrs later i have all 5 common symptoms of ovarian cancer .
Avatar n tn I've researched as much as I can so am wondering if anyone has any ideas of what could cause these symptoms other than ovarian cancer and gallstones (my symptoms don't come on after eating-they are present all the time). I had thought gallstones at first. Now I'm concerned that it might be ovarian cancer and I cannot get the VA to assist me with this issue. I cannot afford private medical currently. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Avatar m tn From everything you hear about ovarian cancer, it's better to be safe. And since you are having continuos severe pain, I would get another opinion. I hope you feel better soon and good luck.
Avatar n tn We were only able to get them down her with people food, (vienna sausages) Two days ago she started vomiting and had become very weak, we took her back in this morning almost comatose and found out that she has pancreatitis....They have her at the hospital for 24/48 hour iv, antibiotics and glucose in hopes she will recover....I don't have alot of money and the surgery two weeks ago was 500.00, this new bill I have no idea what it will be.
Avatar n tn My wife is a very healthy 45 year old. After noticing come dark urine and having some back pain of the right side and some cramping, she went in to the doctor. They ran blood work and it all came back fine, specifically to this post, they did not find heightened bilireim (sp). No yellow skin, eyes or other signs of jaundice except the urine. They found what they termed "common, classic" ovarian cysts, that they thought where the cause of the cramping and perhaps the back pain.
Avatar n tn 9 is related to pancreatic cancer, ovary cancer, colon cancer etc. She is 32 and do not have family history of cancer. Her medical report results other than the CA 19.9 is normal. She had done the ultrasound 6 months ago came back normal accept 4cm cyst on the left. She occasionally have abdominal pain and no other symptoms. My question is could it be pancreatic cancer and what should we do next?
Avatar m tn Three months ago was the first time it was so bad that all I could not walk upright and when I got the emergency room they said that I had acute pancreatitis and admitted me. I was in the hospital for 4-5 days and while again my pancreatic enzymes came back down to normal the pain is still there. None of the doctors at the hospital were able to figure out what caused the pancreatitis.
Avatar m tn "The CA 19-9 test was first developed to detect colorectal cancer, but it is more often used in patients with pancreatic cancer. In very early disease the level is often normal, so it is not good as a screening test. Still, it is the best tumor marker for following patients with cancer of the pancreas. Normal blood levels of CA 19-9 are below 37 U/mL (units/milliliter). A high CA 19-9 level in a newly diagnosed patient usually means the disease is advanced.
1382010 tn?1279647204 These types of ascites are typically manifestations of advanced cancers of the organs in the abdominal cavity, such as, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, lung cancer, or ovarian cancer. Pancreatic ascites can be seen in people with chronic (long standing) pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas. The most common cause of chronic pancreatitis is prolonged alcohol abuse.
Avatar n tn As for the CA-125, many things can cause an elevation. Endometriosis, infections, any inflammation. I do have ovarian cancer, but my CA125 is under 2, so it is not a very reliable marker for all. I would not ignore it though. Push for further tests. Good luck.
583085 tn?1218543344 Inherited alterations in the genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2 (short for breast cancer 1 and breast cancer 2) are involved in many cases of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Researchers are searching for other genes that may also increase a woman's cancer risk.
Avatar n tn A urine sample should be tested. Next is to rule out hepatitis and pancreatitis by liver function test, serum amylase and lipase. Third is to rule out inflammation of gut (if you have gas or constipation or loose stool). It can also be gut or genital tuberculosis or infection. Discuss these possibilities with your treating doctor. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn I had both types of ultrasounds, showed fibroid tumor but the ovaries coudln't be seen due to excessive abdominal gas. CA 125 was in normal range, but I was diagnosed with anemia. CT scan showed simple (I think) cysts on right ovary, a "full" pancreas and one kidney cyst. I don't know what a "full" pancreas is and what it has to do with anything! I am 44 and my mother had breast cancer. I know simple cysts are usually benign, but I'm still woried.
Avatar n tn Have a comprehensive family history taken by a physician knowledgeable in the risks associated with ovarian cancer. 5% to 10% of ovarian cancer has a familial link. Every woman should undergo a regular rectal and vaginal pelvic examination. If an irregularity of the ovary is found, alternatives to evaluation include transvaginal sonography and/or tumor markers. The most common tumor marker is a blood test called the CA-125.
Avatar n tn MY OBGYN has not been as proactive as I would like. Am seeing another OBGYN on the 25th. Any thoughts or suggestions? Is this ovarian cancer? Could it be endometriosis? Please help!
Avatar m tn I know I'm petrified because I saw my mom misdiagnosed for ovarian cancer (peritoneal cancer) and watched her suffer for over a year before she passed. I'm trying to use the law of attraction but I have some OCD symptoms so I obsess over worries. I'm trying to think positively. Thanks for listening.
Avatar n tn A little over a moth ago my mother had a hysterectomy to remove cancer we where told by the doctors all the cancer was gone and after several tests they say there is no cancer but kemo and radiation will need to get done so far only one kemo has been done and ever since her leaving tthe hospital she had had lower right stomach pain. When she eats she is in severe pain due to this she eats almost nothing every day even drinking is hard she has lost alot of weight.
Avatar f tn Answer Women with ovarian cancer often have an elevated level of cancer antigen 125 (CA 125). But an elevated CA 125 level doesn't mean you have ovarian cancer. Many other conditions also can cause an elevated CA 125 level, including: Endometriosis Pancreatitis Pregnancy Normal menstruation Pelvic inflammatory disease Also, some women with ovarian cancer never have an elevated CA 125 level. Because of these limitations, this test isn't useful as a routine screening for ovarian cancer.
1121211 tn?1259344516 I am a cancer survivor and I had a long 5 year fight to get diagnosed. I am an ovarian cancer patient and I just happened to read your posts. I am in no way suggesting you have cancer. I was just curious about the H-pylori bacterial test. It just takes a simple breath test. I wish you the best. I will keep looking for your news.
931217 tn?1283484935 But this might have nothing to do with the risks for a different breed which rarely gets that type of cancer. Or neutered pets studied in an affluent city may get more veterinary care, and better care in general, than intact dogs roaming loose in a rural area, so differences between the groups in some disease might be due to factors other than neutering. A good scientific study will try to control for such factors and the authors will identify potential problems with their data.
Avatar m tn Although CA 125 can be raised in a number of benign conditions like endometriosis, uterine fibroids (benign tumors), pancreatitis, normal menstruation, pelvic inflammatory disease, and liver disease but since your wife had a history of ovarian cancer and treatment of surgery and chemotherapy, it is a matter of concern in her case. CA 125 is widely used during follow-up in patients of ovarian cancer, where it is able to identify a percentage of patients with asymptomatic recurrence.
Avatar n tn Cancers that I know can result in increased CEA are those of the colon and rectum, as well as cancers of the pancreas, stomach, breast, lung, and certain types of thyroid and ovarian cancer. Benign conditions that elevate CEA levels include: smoking, infections, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, and some benign tumors in the same organs in which an elevated CEA indicates cancer.
Avatar f tn Many benign conditions can cause elevations of the CA 125 level, including chest and abdominal infections, pregnancy, endometriosis, benign ovarian cysts, uterine fibroid, pancreatitis, normal menstruation, pelvic inflammatory disease, and liver disease. I don't know what caused the doctor to order CA-125 test, especially if you had a clear ultrasound. Do you think any of the benign conditions listed above could be a cause? Are you being treated for any condition at present?
Avatar f tn CA 15-3 is elevated in about 30% of women with localized breast cancer and in about 75% of those with metastatic breast cancer (cancer that has spread to other organs). CA 15-3 also may be elevated in healthy people and in individuals with other cancers, conditions, or diseases, such as colorectal cancer, lung cancer, cirrhosis, hepatitis, and benign breast disease. Cancer antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) is a protein that exists on the surface of certain cells.
Avatar f tn My ca125 before surgery was 1000. After 2 treatments it went to 23 and has been fine ever since. CT scan and chest x-ray and all other blood work has been fine. Last week I was sick with a very bad cold, cough, ear infection and some stomach cramps. I also had to go that week for my 2 month ca125. On Monday I saw my doctor. The count went from 10 to 16 which upset me more then anyone else including the doctor. because of the way I was carrying on he sent me for a CT scan and chest x-ray.
Avatar m tn Urine and blood amylase levels may be moderately elevated with a variety of other conditions, such as ovarian cancer, lung cancer, tubal pregnancy, acute appendicitis, diabetic ketoacidosis, mumps, intestinal obstruction, or perforated ulcer, but amylase tests are not generally used to diagnose or monitor these disorders. 2. Can medications that I am taking affect the amylase level? Yes.