Jul 14, 2001 - 10:44 pm
Last week had my follow up scans after 6 mos. of chemo (bilateral mast. in Dec) and was told they were clear but that they did find a cyst on my right ovary. My onco recommennded a gyno and I visited him yesterday. Turns out this cyst is a "complex mass associated with the right ovary" and is 5cmm in size ( size of a chicken egg!). He asked me if they had told me that and I said no. He explained that "complex" means it is not a fluid filled cyst...there is something solid in it. Anyway, he did a quick exam ( which was a bit painful when he probed my ovary) and told me there were no techs available to do an ultrasound so I must return to his office on Tuesday for an ultrasound. He was giving off this air of urgency and it really scared me . Said that he would definitely want to use a surgical method but not to worry until Tuesday. Well, on Friday I will have my tissue expanders removed and replaced with implants. I asked him if this would interfere with my scheduled surgery and he said that they may be able to work it out to do both surgeries at the same time. After questioning my onco nurse, I found out that this cyst was visible on the scans in Jan. after surgery and before chemo. Why didn't anyone tell me?? Does this sound like something I need to be afraid of??? Last week I felt so relieved and now I find myself very scared. Thank you for any help on this.