I am a 39 year old female experiencing low back and leg pain. I got an MRI to look at my right SI joint. They found the joint was fine but there was a 3cm cyst on my right ovary. I am scheduled to see a Gyn soon. My question is regarding the possibility of cancer. My family has been battling breast cancer with my mother since 2007. She has had 3 reoccurances. I heard there was a correlation between breast and ovarian cancer. Also, I had a partial hystorectomy 2 years ago because of fast growing/replicating pre-cancerous cells in my cervix. The final peice of the puzzle is that I have HPV. I know you can not give me a difinitive answer and I will be seeing a doctor in person soon...but I would love your insight about the probability of cancer vs a benign cyst. Thank you.
most cysts are benign. Also HPV does not effect the ovaries.
however I would ask a different question: based on your family history, should you have your ovaries prophylactically removed?
There is no adequate screening testing for ovarian cancer.
The single effective intervention in the prevention of ovarian cancer is to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
You should discuss this with your doctor.
I hope everything works out.
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