This past February I had surgery as a result of a complex cyst. It was determined to be Stage 1A, Low Malignancy Potential. I had everything removed- both ovaries, tubes, uterus, & cervix. All other biopsies done at the time of surgery were benign, and the gyn. oncologist said no chemo was needed, and I'd likely have no further problems. My CA125 a month before surgery was 44; the week before it was 22.5. A few weeks ago I had my 1st three month check-up, and had another CA125 done. Obviously I assumed it would have gone down, but instead it was 41. The onc had it repeated , and it was up to 44, so she ordered a CT Scan. I just got the results today, and the report says that I have an "abnormality" at the top of my vagina. The onc. is to call me again tomorrow, but indicated the next step may be a PET scan.
This really felt like a kick in the stomach. I have had a smooth recovery from surgery, and have been feeling so lucky that it was caught at Stage 1A & I didn't have to have chemo. Now this. Has anyone had this happen?? What did the "abnormality" turn out to be?? I'm trying not to panic, but I have to admit I'm scared something was missed, or maybe I have some other cancer going on. Since my surgery was just 4 months ago, and a complete staging was done with everything else being benign, wouldn't some "abnormality" have been caught then??
look up enterocele after a large amount of organs are removed from the pelvic cavity some of the muscles are weaker and a bulge of intestine can lay on top of the vagina hope this is all it is for you the broad ligament often relaxes after the uterus is removed and causes a prolapse of the intestine that is why some surgeons use teflon webbing to hold the other organs in place. Hope it all comes out ok Cagney
I had a ct scan 3 months after my hysterectomy and it came back with "prominence of vaginal cuff". My gyno-onc. biopsyed it and pathology came back as "granulation tissue with edema". It was gone at my 6 month ct scan. I too had a low milignant potential cellular fibroma. I also did not need chemo. I hope that your abnormality is something like this. Take care.
Thanks for the feedback. I sure hope whatever the "abnormality" is, it's not anything bad. I can deal with scar tissue, adhesions, prolapse, etc., I just really don't want to hear the word cancer again!
My Onc. office said I probably won't hear back from them on the PET scan until sometime next week, as they have to go through a protocol to get it arranged. The waiting and wondering is the hard part. Thought I was over that once my surgery was done!
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