Sep 11, 2004 - 9:37 am
I am just digesting this and am so afraid. You always think the worst, but still so unknown. I have been having pain in my lower ab and back for the past several months. It is worse during my cycle, to the point I can't sleep. I have never had symptoms during my period...so this is new. My ob/gyn did an ultrasound about 8 weeks ago and found a cyst/mass on my left ovary. She ordered a CA125 which she said was okay (I don't know what that means...count wise). We did a followup ultrasound last week and I met with her yesterday for the results. Seems the cyst/mass is larger. She is concerned that is could be ovarian cancer. She had several options for treatment and I am trying to figure out where to go from here.
She suggested "the wait and see option" as hormones for six more weeks to see if the growth shrinks. My fear is that if it is ovarian cancer, I don't want to waste time.
The other option is surgery to remove the ovary. I don't want to be an alarmist, but it seems by all I have read that this cancer is agressive and if we are lucky enough to catch it early, don't waste time.
You are all so brave and have so much information to share...does anyone have any suggestions or comments? Thank you for your help!