Webinar: What Women Need to Know about Ovarian Cancer

Tue, May 12
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET

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Mayo Clinic gynecologic cancer specialists Jamie N. Bakkum-Gamez, M.D. and John Weroha, M.D., Ph.D. discuss the signs and symptoms women should be aware of for detection of ovarian cancer, understanding treatment options, and the importance of new clinical trials. Mayo Clinic medical geneticist Myra J. Wick, M.D., Ph.D. discusses the importance of family history and genetic counseling in preventing ovarian cancer. A live question and answer session followed the presentation. You can still ask questions using the chat box to the right. Speakers include: - Jamie N. Bakkum-Gamez, M.D. - John Weroha, M.D., Ph.D. - Myra J. Wick, M.D., Ph.D. Would you like to: Request An Appointment Learn More About Ovarian Cancer

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By initial surgery for qualification for the Avatar study, do you mean surgery at initial diagnosis? I had platinum based treatment in first occurrence, 10 months NED, recurrence and now not responding to second line treatment. Am I a candidate for the Avatar study?

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I have BRCA 1 mutation – what age should I consider surgery? What if my family isn’t complete yet – are there other options?

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I understand that women who don’t have either of the BRCA mutations can nevertheless have tumors that have one of those mutations or that behave as is they have those mutations. Would you recommend having tumors tested for this, and if so what course of action if the test is positive?

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What is the youngest age that you recommend genetic testing for 15 year old girl who’s paternal grandmother [age in the 60’s] died from ovarian cancer [no genetic tests] and who’s maternal aunt had Stage 2c ovarian cancer with negative BRCA1 and negative BRCA2 at age 60.?

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41 yr old-if I decided to have fallopian tube and ovary removal due to genetic testing results, did I miss the window? why is the recommendation between the ages of 35-40? is this still a benefit to have performed in 40’s?

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How can I distinguish symptoms of ovarian cancer from possible gastrointestinal conditions (with similar symptoms)? I have been told that ovarian cancer is sometimes misdiagnosed as a gastrointestinal disorder.

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With 2 sisters with Ovarian cancer and a third one with Breast, will I be eligible to do the gene testing and be covered by insurance?

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Please share your latest research on best preventing ovarian cancer from recurring (non hereditary, stage 3B after major hysterectomy))

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I am looking into the NY-ESO-1 trial. Can you tell me anything about how that is administered and if I can have it done locally?

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I had Stage 3C ovarian cancer at 53, almost 5 years ago. I did not test positive for for any of more than 22 genes, but my husband has two aunts who had cancer, one breast, one ovarian. We don’t know if they carried any of the genes. Could my husband carry a gene that we should be concerned about? We have a daughter and son. Is there gene testing for males?

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My sister had surgery at Mayo last week. It was too large and involved to remove and the oncologist is recommending traditional chemo which she is scheduled for at Mayo. Is she a candidate for the ovatar trial?

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Can you talk about vaccine clinical trials.

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