A complex mass on the cyst does not automatically mean cancer. No ascites is good. Did you have a ca125 done? If you are worried keep pushing for an answer. I think most likely you do not have cancer. I did not push and I did have cancer. I knew I had cancer. I was loosing weight because I could no longer eat since I threw most I ate up.I also had the most God awful diaphragm spasms. I would have to take enough tranquillizer to sleep. I tore all the muscles in my chest the first time I had the spasms with out tranquillizers. The cancer was in my diaphragm. The thing about ovarian cancer is once you have symptoms like weight loss the cancer can be seen on ultrasound. There are no symptoms at the beginning of ovarian cancer. It is a very rare cancer. I do not want any woman to worry but if you think something is going on you need to find out what it is. Until you are told you have this cancer try not imagine the worst.
So, I finally got my referral to the GYN/ONC after months of pushing. I had some blood work done -- Estrogen, inhibin A, lactate dehydrogenase, and the CA-125. I'm still waiting for the CA-125 results but the other three are all normal.
I get that you want an answer. The answer might be that you do not have cancer. There are many ob/gyn problems that have no answers to them. My gyn told me they do not know much about the reproductive part of women. That is encouraging.
I got my ca125 back. It's 28... Should I be worried?
Anything under 35 is normal. You probably do not have ovarian cancer. Two months ago I was told I have months to live. I am coming up on 4 years since my diagnosis. I did 3 1/2 years of chemotherapy. It sucked. This cancer *****. It is a rare cancer. You have less than 1% of getting it. I have a 90% of breast cancer that is a statistic to worry about and I don't worry about it.
My grandmother, aunt and me all will have died in our 50's of ovarian cancer. My brother and dad got severe prostate cancer in their 50's. The BRCA gene runs in my family. If you do not have this cancer be happy.
Try not to think about it.Live your life be happy.
Just an update:
I had my appointment with the GYN onc. They drew more blood tests LDH, BRCA, and AFP. Everything but the LDH came back normal and I was informed it was slightly elevated. Like 390 I believe with the cut off at 333.
Before the blood work I was reassured multiple times they didn't believe it was cancer, but now I'm worried about the raised ldh level. All of my blood work has been fine except this one. I'm waiting on word from my GYN onc what exactly this means and if my surgery needs to be more of an "emergency" situation.
Back to the ldh, is it the same as lactate dehydrogenase? I had that test performed at a separate hospital before the GYN onc appt and their limit was 618. That came back normal. I guess I don't understand the difference and how one was normal and the other is considered elevated?
I have never heard of LDH in regards to ovarian cancer.
Surgery is tomorrow and my anxiety is definitely starting to really bother me. So scared of waking up to the C word.. So scared of anesthesia on top of that. First surgery.. 12 hours away.
Just woke up from surgery, it was a dermoid and benign. Thank you all so much for helping me through everything
Thank you so much. Hope you're doing well. You've been such a comfort to me and I'm so thankful.