I had surgery to remove two cysts and my left ovary the pathology came back as a mucinous borderline tumor and surface serous cystadenoma. I have seen a gyn/ob onologist and he said it was not cancer and that he suggest the right ovary be removed too with follow ups for the next two years every six months. Is this the right diagnosis. I'm not sure and still seem to be nervous about this any help would be great.
If this were me... I would look into what I am missing (vitamins, minerals..) and what is making me toxic (soy, dairy, plastics, food chemicals, all other chemicals that go in my lungs, mouth, or on my body such as cosmetics). Look for endocrine disruptors that present themselves as estrogen, causing a hormonal imbalance.
Do you eat organic or GM foods?
What do you drink? How much water & where is it's source?
Do you get sunshine? What are your Vit D levels?
Do you take iodine? Nattokinase? Whole food supplements?
Have you done a detox cleanse yet? Look for one that replenishes vitamins & minerals...
Do you know your body's pH? Dis-ease thrives in acidic, non-oxygenated environments.
Do you exercise?
Do you eat sugar? High Fructose Corn Syrup?
I would keep my body away from the knife.
Have you ever heard of biofeedback? Great help in finding what's missing. You can also do hair analysis, hormone testing, and muscle testing.
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From what I understand, there are lots of conditions like yours that are not cancer, but can cause other things to happen. Not cancer, but other uncomfortable symptoms ie: pain, etc. I really hope this helps a little, I just don't know the answer. Good luck with this. Sharon
The borderline category of ovarian cancer causes much confusion! In past years, it was considered a malignancy and still is by many today. John Hopkins considered borderline tumors to have a benign course. But, MD Anderson considers them to possibly be a precursor to invasive ovarian cancer and also a risk factor for future ovca. There is nothing you have done to get this and research has shown that there is nothing you can do to prevent it. So, I have to disagree with the above post that would lead you in that direction. In the three and half years that I have been an ovca patient, I have met several with borderline tumors and my gyn/onc considers them to be low risk but still a form or malignancy. There are several on the ovarian cancer forum who have had borderlines, you may want to post on that forum as well. Over the years, I have known some on the web who have had recurrences from their borderlines. But, in general, the recurrence rate is extremely low.
If you are not interested in sparing your fertility, then I suggest you do follow your doctor's plan and get your other ovary removed. Most recurrence is in the remaining ovary. Studies have shown it does come back as invasive cancer some of the time. So, it is a good step to have it removed. The National Cancer Institute still recommends 5 years of follow-up for borderline tumors. Because they grow slowly, they can even recur 10-15 years down the road. So, frequent (every 3 month) follow-up are important for the first 2 years, but you should have bi-annual or annual visits after that.
I am in a similar situation to you as I had early staged ovca (Stage 1a) and did not need chemo. My prognosis is good, but I am dealing with the effects of surgical menopause and no HRT. If you are pre-menopausal, then surgical menopause may be an issue once you have your other ovary removed. It is less of an issue for post-menopausal women. It is a hard to be in this position. But, overall, your chances are wonderful of remaining cancer free. Hang in there!!!
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