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I had a LAVH/BSO October 3, 2011 for fibroids. At my follow up 4 weeks later my pathology came back Granulosa Cell Tumor, Adult Type, 1.5 cm. When my DR advised me to have a consult with a gyn/oncologist I was very shocked. I asked her if it was benign and she said that's what the pathologist said. I called the pathologist and asked him about the tumor. He said it had clear borders and margins. The tubes, uterus and other ovary were unremarkable. I asked if it was considered benign then and he said well yea but to see the oncologist. I have read online that all granulosa tumors are always malignant. Is this true? Also, I read if the tumor is not ruptured it has a much better outcome. The surgical report does not mention a rupture. I see the oncologist next week but I am mentally having a breakdown. Any info is greatly appreciated! Thank you.
Thank you for your reply. I have since had my appointment with an oncologist/gyn. He wants me to have staging surgery next week. He will remove 14 lymph nodes.
My question is with a 1.5 cm tumor with clear margins what are the odds of the lymph nodes coming back malignant? Also, he said that IF the nodes come back malignant he wants to do chemo. I have been reading chemo isn't a good choice with stage 1 granulosa cell tumors. Thank you again.
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