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Ovarian Cancer????

Last year, I broke down crying from a 1cm cyst that supposedly twisted and i found out when i was taken to the emergency room!! I forgot what they told me but all i could remember was they told me i had a 1cm cyst and they gave me some meds and they told me to follow up with the doctor. So when i went home, i didnt feel anymore pain after that so i decided to hold off on seeing a doctor. So last month i went to the doctor (finally),and they did a transvaginal ultrasound and found out i have a 7cm cyst on my right. They didnt know what kind of cyst it was but they told me that they were sure it wasnt the one with hairs and teeth. I dont know if the cyst had grew or if its a new one. Anyways, i dont have any symptoms except for the irregular menstrual periods ive been having. So they told me to wait and see if the cyst shrinks, and i have until the 20th of this month to see the gyn. Well they also took my CBC and everything came out excellent. So just to be sure i asked them to give me a C125 and some more tests on top of that, I am going in tomorrow to take these tests, but i cant help but think about ovarian cancer. Its been freaking me out that i lost 13 pounds already, just by stressing about it. I have three beautiful little kids and i cannot afford to have cancer...:(...Anyways can someone tell me If im just stressing too much about it or what??Thanks alot for the support
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HI,
Ovarian cysts do not cause any symptoms in some women and are found on routine ultrasound. But the size of 7 cm is significant. Hence doing a CA 125 is the right thing. This will rule out the small risk of cancer. You are young and asymptomatic and hence a good outcome can be anticipated.  Consult your Doctor.
Take care & good luck.
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A ca125 does not diagnose cancer.  It can also be elevated from regular cysts.  I was told when I had a complex cyst that was 6cm diam that they like to remove anything that size or larger.  However, sounds like yours wasn't a complex cyst.  I recommend that you get a copy of the ultra sound report and also copies of all your blood work.  Always helpful to keep copies of these results.  If they do recommend surgery, ask to have a gyncologist oncologist do the surgery, as drs can't be certain it's not cancer until the pathology.  My dr told me my complex cyst was 100% not cancer....he was wrong.  I ended up with a rare ovarian cancer, but only required surgical removal and careful watching for several years.  I was lucky, but realize how different it could have turned out if I didn't take the advise from others about second opinions, frozen section biopsies, etc.
Good luck and keep us posted.
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Ok just got done taking my blood tests on Monday for the Ca125 so here comes the waiting time, i hate this part right here but oh well i guess ill have to wait until my nurse calls me with the results, im not too stressed about it until they take this cyst out of me! But oh well, i guess i already am ready to take in any kind of news coming my way either its good or bad!!!I know there is a God he will take care of me, cancer or no cancer !!! Thanks for the support i will keep you guys posted!!Thanks and love you all
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Ok today i just got a call from my nurse, and my test results were in...VOILA!!!! Anyways, everything looked great my CA125 was 12(Thank God), the only problem in there was that my glucose was a little high and i didnt have enough vitamin D. My nurse then went ahead and told me that she already sent me some vitamin D pills.I have an appointment with my doctor gyn on the 20th of this month and i will request for another transvaginal ultrasound to see if the cyst had shrunk.It does feel like it shrunk but who knows until i get another ultrasound. Well i will update you guys on more info...Love you all and God bless
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Ok today is Monday and wednesday is my appt with my gyn and he would check again to see if my cyst had shrunk!anyways im nervous again:(...ive been having some little pains here an there but nothing major!!Bu
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How did your appointment go?  Hope all is well...keep us posted.
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