News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Oncology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Oncology Answers List

Forum Name: Ovarian Cancer

Question: Tumor in my sister's stomach - am I at risk?


 Gypsy - Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:14 pm

My sister had a tumor in her stomach removed. The doctor told me that I would be the next one in line to have a tumor. They stated that the next girl born after the one that had the tumor & that would be me! Do you know any symptoms that I would possibly have if I did have a tumor in my stomach are?

Thak you!

Gypsy
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:48 am

User avatar Hi Gypsy,
Did you sister have Ovarian Cancer? There is a higher risk in some forms of cancer including Ovarian Cancer that suggests a heredity factor. Some of symptoms that may be associated with Ovarian Cancer are abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating, urinary urgency, pelvic discomfort or pain, persistent indigestion, gas or nausea, unexplained changes in bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss or gain, increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist, pain during intercourse, fatigue, back pain, menstrual irregularities, etc. etc. It would be almost impossible to say that a person is definitely going to be or not going to be ever diagnosed with cancer based only on the fact that one family member has cancer. It is possible to say that due to the heredity factor of certain types of cancer that risks are raised in other family members.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here