my ca-125 test came back slightly elevated, i had pelvic ultrasound done and have left ovarian cyst and adenomyosis. My dr. wants me to follow up and see a dr. at a cancer treatment center--does this mean i have cancer of is this pre caution?
How are is your cyst? Has there been any other test performed like a CT scan? Depending on the nature of the cyst, surgery maybe a possibility and if so, you want to have this done by a gyn/oncologist.
Most cysts, masses etc are benign. Also CA125s can be elevated for numerous reasons, including a tooth infection or swelling elsewhere in the body.
Your doctor is being proactive, and setting you up for the best possible chances, if by some chance is it cancer. GYN/Oncologists have 3 years additional education and training, they are the experts, and studies have shown, if, there is cancer, there is a better and longer survival rate if the surgery is done by a GYN/Oncologist.
I know that not knowing is the hardest part. Try not to worry, there will be plenty of time, later, if you have to worry!
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