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Ovarian Cysts

I have a 3.9 x 3.2 x 4.3 cm complex cyst with internal echoes and thin echogenic septation. I've had 3 transvaginal ultrasounds since June and it keeps getting bigger. My Gynecologist has now recommend that I remove cyst. I am really worried it could be cancer. I have a history of breast cancer and colorectal cancer. I am 47 and am premenopausal. Should I be worried?
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667078 tn?1316000935
If you have the BRCA mutation which can also cause breast and colorectal cancer you have a 20% of Ovarian cancer. Lots of people in your family with reproductive cancer early both male and female would call for BRCA testing. The breast cancer with BRCA is usually triple negative breast cancer.If  you are not BRCA positive you have a1.4% of ovarian cancer. 98% of cysts even big ones are benign. I think if you have had 3 transvaginal ultrasounds the cancer would show up by now. It spreads to other organs and the omentum. They can see that on an ultrasound. If the doctor was thinking cancer they would send you to a Gyn/oncologist. I was sent the day after my ultrasound. I am BRCA positive.

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Thank you so much for your response. It puts my mind at ease what you have said. My doctor said she doesn't think it's cancer but can't rule it out completely. Just a little rattling because my mom is a two time breast cancer survivor and in February 2015 she was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. I will be having surgery in a month and just look forward to getting it over with and getting confirmation that it's not cancer.
667078 tn?1316000935
Keep me posted.

Alex
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