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I had a benign mucinous cystadenoma removed along with my right ovary and tube. The left ovary is still in tact and the tube was tied. Do these benign tumors commonly recur on the other ovary. I guess what I am asking is if I am at a higher risk for developing another mucinous tumor on the other ovary becasue of the first one? Mt dr. said I am not at any higher risk but I would like a second opinion. Thanks for your time.
Benign mucinous tumors are usually unilateral. I agree with your doctor. sometimes mucinous tumors are associated with tumors of the appendix. If your appendix looked normal at surgery, I would recommend yearly exams. I do get an occasional ultrasound to check the other ovary. Also if you have any family history of colon cancer, I would recommend a colonoscopy when you reach age 40. otherwise, start colonoscopy screening at age 50.
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