Webinar: What Women Need to Know about Ovarian Cancer

Tue, May 12, 2015
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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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?

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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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.

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?

What is the difference between the Avatar trial vs the ChemoFx testing? I am familiar with Chemofx. Aren’t they already testing live cells up against approved recurrent therapies? What your thoughts?

breast cancer survivor- BRCA1/2 negative. having pain in abdomin, urgency, back pain would CA 125 clarify

I live in UK and have Ovarian Cancer Stage3. Our survival rates are some of the poorest in Europe. Firstly what chemotherapy or drugs would you use on a second recurrence. Avastin is only used for first recurrence here. Are there any other drugs beside chemotherapy that you try to keep the disease stable between treatments.

If you are negative BRCA1/2, should we ask to have Lynch testing?

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i have been diagnosed with gastroparesis, does anyone know anything about this??

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Hi, Ms. Marjorie! I have gastroparesis as well. It is a real struggle, I know. If you would like to contact me, I can give you some links to online support groups and other information. I can post it here in the comments as well, if you would like. I just don’t want to violate any site rules. 🙂

I am a stage 2c survivor; negative on both braca1 + 2 test. Am I correctly understanding that my sister remains at a 1.4% risk range? Or is her risk higher?

Thank you to all the Doctors for a very interesting and informative panel discussion.

Mother passed from ovarian cancer at 51 y.o. She was BRCA1 positive. Both my sister and I are negative for this gene mutation. Is there any reason for us to do any type of regular screening/preventative measures? are there any environmental or other factors that could ‘turn on’ this gene?

Recent Foundation One testing of a metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the lung lobe showed BRCA1 and BRCA2 as VUS (varients of unknown significance), present but unknown as to their effects on the SCC. Is this evidence that I carry both gene alterations and should consider preventative treatment for Ovarian cancer?

I Would like to know about CBD oil and any patients who used this while doing chemo? I have stage IIA ovarian cancer. going to have 3 roads chemo, second surgery and 3 more roads of chemo and I have read watch personal accounts from ♀ that this works and in cases where there was no hope.

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I Would like to know about CBD oil and any patients who used this while doing chemo? I have stage IIA ovarian cancer. going to have 3 roads chemo, second surgery and 3 more roads of chemo and I have read watch personal accounts from ♀ that this works and in cases where there was no hope.

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