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Ovarian Cyst

I'm 50 years old and I've had my uterus and cervix removed due to pre-cancer cells on my cervix. I was 32 at the time and my ovaries were ok so they didn't remove them. A week ago I went for my annual check up and I have a 6cm complex multi septated cyst on my left ovary and a 2cm cyst on my right ovary. I've had pain and bloating all the symptoms for 6 months but I have thyroid issues so I didn't know if it was one or the other. I was referred to another doctor and he didn't seem concerned and said it was probably a dermoid cyst My CA125 was a 6 and he said it was just a watch and wait. I've had cyst before but they were just fluid and I didn't have all the other symptoms. I have a strong history of cancer in my family. My mother and her sister had breast cancer. My mom had a CA125 and it was 3 and she had stage 2 breast cancer. Her brother died from colon cancer. I've decided to get a second opinion but I have people keep telling me that the doctor is good and he wouldn't put at risk and I should just wait. Am I being paranoid?
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Unless you have the BRCA gene you have a 1.4% chance of Ovarian Cancer in a lifetime. It is really unusual to have cancer in both ovaries. It does happen but it is rare. 98% of ovarian cysts are benign. A benign cyst can cause symptoms the same as a cancerous one. Have you been BRCA tested? That might ease your mind.

Alex

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