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Leg Nodules

Does anyone know of a connection between nodules on the lower legs and ovarian cancer?  I had several small, painful nodules that were biopsied and the diagnosis was Erythema Nodosum - this was before my ovaraian cancer diagnosis in 2006.  They resolved during my chemo - Carbo/Taxol - that was completed in January.  They are back and my CA-125 is slowly rising again, all of the bloodwork for autoimmune disease is negative.  Any ideas?
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Erythema nodosum is uncomfortable, but it is usually not dangerous. Symptoms typically disappear within about 6 weeks, but may recur.

The nodules may be the cause of the rise in your CA125  It does not mention any connection with cancer in what research I could find.
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I have posted before, and I have never had an answer from anyone who might be able to give me some adivice.  I am an older woman, full  hysterectomy at age 40, have some skeletal problems.  I think I have a tumour on the perineum, but I am embarassed to tell the doctor, just in case it isn't a tumour, but only a part of the vagina .  See why I am confused, please someone settle this for me, should I go see about it, or is it totally normal.  I should know my own anatomy, I know, but I am confused over this one.
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I know it is not a Barth's cyst.,
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