Webinar: What Women Need to Know about Ovarian Cancer

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

Description

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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Signs / symptoms are not real specific and can easily be related to many other diagnoses… I’ve been experiencing both bloating and urgency/frequency in urination for quite some time… when I go in for my dr appoint – do I offer this up as something to be considered?

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My mother was just diagnosed with a second recurrence, however is relatively asymptomatic (small nodule growth in mesenteric fat area)….we have been told that a hormonal therapy option might be a way to keep it stable for a bit (to delay going on chemo again)…have you used this before and if so, do you favor tamoxifen or femara?

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Do men get the BRCA 1/2 genetic testing if their mother had ovarian cancer but she did not have genetic testing?

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I had my surgery at Mayo Rochester within the last year. Stage IIIC. Were my cells preserved so I am eligible for the Avatar study…or is it too late entirely?

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Are there other clinical studies available if surgery was done elsewhere? Or could 2nd surgery qualify for Avatar?

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I’m BRCA 1 and 2 negative (and for Lynch Syndrome mutations), but my family history of ovarian cancer is very extensive with earliest onset at age 39. Is Mayo Clinic – or are other organizations you’re aware of – doing any research into additional genetic mutations? And how far away do you think we realistically are from having an “OVCA” type genetic test?

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My mother had stage 4 ovarian cancer. My PCP is recommending that I have salpingo-oophorectomy since I am postmenopausal. She does not want to do genetic testing as she says is it unrealiable. Is this what you could recommend?

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Is there a diet (certain foods) I should follow to help reduce risk of ovarian cancer?

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My paternal grandmother and several paternal great aunts died of breast cancer (no genetic testing). My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 70. She is still living but has not had genetic testing. Should I have the testing since the breast cancer comes from my father’s side? Or should my father have the testing?

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I have stage 4 and have my first recurrence. I’m doing low dose carbo/taxol treatments and am unable to be some treatments because my wbc count and anc are too low. What can I do to boost my immune system?

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Would you recommend an annual ultrasound and a CA125 test? My doctor used to prescribe this but now says it’s not necessary?

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Stage
3C recurrent at 44 yrs old. Was in remission for a little over a year. Genetic testing was all negative. Are there any new studies showing cure in these types of scenarios? I’m being told at this point there won’t be cure.

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