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Ovarian Solid Masses

I have a solid ovarian mass which the GYN has been "watching" through transvaginal ultransound.  I had an ovarian ultrasound on Monday, June 10, 2013 and they said it had gotten smaller since the last ultrasound which was in March.  It now measures 1.8 x 1.9 x 3.6 centimeters. Obviously, unless they remove it, we have no way of knowing for sure if it is malignant.  Have you ever heard of malignant masses shrinking in size?  Thank you.
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Most ovarain masses, tumors, cysts whatever you want to call them are benign.

Normally cancer won't shrink on it's own.

Have you had a CA-125 blood test?  Not that the test alone meaning anything.   Are you still getting your period?

Most cysts, etc are left alone until they are about 5-6 cms at which point they can begin causing problems.

If in doubt, seek another opinion.
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Thank you NYC Lady.  I would think that a malignant mass would just keep growing, not shrinking, but wanted to get someone else's opion on it.  I have had 3 CA-125 tests and they were 18, 19 and 17.  But, I've been told not to put much faith in those as they can not always be an indicator of cancer.
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Thank you NYC Lady.  I would think that a malignant mass would just keep growing, not shrinking, but wanted to get someone else's opion on it.  I have had 3 CA-125 tests and they were 18, 19 and 17.  But, I've been told not to put much faith in those as they can not always be an indicator of cancer.
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