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Unread 06-17-2003, 08:28 AM
do dr called finally shes thinks possible cancer

hi ladies, i posted a few weeks back about going to see a do dr. she was a gyno.i was mad because she never called me back with my vaginal ultra sound report.i started calling her the do lady because i didnt think she was fit to be called a dr, because she never called me. well this morning she finally called back form 3 weeks ago.i had called last week and put a complaint in to her office manager about how she never got back to me etc. well the squeaky wheel gets the most attention!! she called me back and was very apologetic. she said my ultra sound for my right ovary that iwas left with shows that i have massive cysts in it and right in the middle of the ovary there is a huge rough hard mass. she said she wants me to come in this morning for a cancer blood test. i dont remember the name of the blood test that she called it.she said chris, i dont like the looks of this and there is a possibility that its cancer.she said this will explain all the weight loss and all the problems with your bladder. she said ovary malfunction can cause ic, uretha problems, hormonal problems, emotional problems etc.the new uro?gyn that i went to and that i go to see thursday did a pelvic exam and said he felt nodules on my ovary and said it was endo..but couldnt be sure because he needed to to an ultra sound(which also i was having done thursday too).he wont have to now because of the do drs findings.this do dr wants to remove the ovary if its cancer.but her biggest concern going in to surgical menopause and being that i am chemical sensitive how can she get hrt in me.she also said the bad ovary could be causing me to be chemical far as me not being able to eat normally..iguess its due to more then the bladder girls.i am very shakin up by this news. i had a feeing it was more then just the bladder just by the way i feel all the time.i am down to a size 2 pants.. i was a 7/8 all my life up until my hyster. if i didnt have this web site to turn to for support i swear i think i would have really lost my mind along time ago..i am going to be eating some baby food now!!yummy cant wait to dig in! at least some of the things i bought hopefully will sustain me for a bit...i might need a bib to go with it!.....chris
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Unread 06-17-2003, 08:43 AM
do dr called finally shes thinks possible cancer

Dear ((((((((((Chris))))))))))

I want you to know that I am keeping you in my prayers I can only imagine how you are feeling....I wish there was something I could do to help you.

The test your doc wants you to have is probably the CA125 (I think that's what it is called). It can also be helpful with Endo patients. But if you've never had one before the numbers may not be that reliable...from what I understand. I hope someone will come along and explain it better for you. My memory is sooo bad these days...I'm sorry.

Please let us know how your appointment goes. Also, I wanted to mention that I do not take any HRT. I did off and on for a while, but because of my on-going problems with Endo I have decided to stay off of it for the next little while. You should check out the No Hormone Desert Oasis Forum on this website. There are many women there who cannot take HRT for many different reasons. There are some natural supplements etc. That can really help you. Just click this link:

Also check out the Cancer Concerns forum: ...The sisters there will welcome you with open arms....and us road gals will always be here for you too.

Please keep us updated sweetie....Sending you many soothing S
Unread 06-17-2003, 09:01 AM
do dr called finally shes thinks possible cancer

oh (((chris))) here's some 's i know you need them because i've been right where you are and i know how scary it is. i had what my dr called an ovarian "mass" but after surgery it turned out to be a large benign tumor---but i didn't know for sure until 5 days after my surgery. i had all of the symptoms you have described, so there is a possibility that it is not cancerous. my dr's did tell me that there was a strong possibility that it was cancer and i was scared to death. please try to make an appointment with a gyn oncologist...they are more familiar with this stuff and it does sound like you need a dr that you trust a little more.
i am loaded with chemical sensitivites and allergies and i have found hormone help with compounding pharmacies. they can mix up hrt formulations without ingredients that cause problems for me, so you do have options. you can find more info on this in the hormone jungle.
hang in the hon, here's another and please know that you are not alone. love, cynthia
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Unread 06-17-2003, 09:03 AM
do dr called finally shes thinks possible cancer


I am so sorry that it all has to come down to this! I dont know if I ever asked you, but how old are you?

When I had my ovaries out they were BOTH pre-cancerous. If it were me, I would MAKE them remove the remaining ovary even if it is not cancerous since it is in such bad shape and the possibility of it becoming cancerous in the future if it is not already!

Maybe removing it will take care of alot of your other problems and put you on the road to recovery finally. If it is making you chemically sensitive to any drug then maybe you will be able to take HRT.

My goes out to you sweetie and we are ALL here for you no matter what. I also would have lost it a long time ago without this site and all of the wonderful support I have received.

Please keep us updated!! I will say some extra prayers for you dear sister.

Unread 06-17-2003, 09:27 AM
Oh Chris

I can only imagine how shaken you must be. I am so impressed with the way you are managing your medical care! Even though you are feeling so physically weak right now, you are clearly shining with spiritual strength, so that we can feel it through your words.

I have heard about the CA125 test also, and I am sure that is the one the Dr. is talking about. I don't know much about it either, though.

Just letting you know you are in my thoughts and prayers today.
With love and light,
Unread 06-17-2003, 09:33 AM
do dr called finally shes thinks possible cancer


Did I understand you correctly that this DO took 3 weeks to call and say you might have cancer? That seems a bit out of line, unless she believes that it is slow growing and in the very early stages of cancer. Even then ... well, I'm a bit hardnosed about these things. I know docs are only human, but I would think that suspected cancer would get the upmost priority.

If you are still comfortable with the DO, it probably would be quickest to go in an see her and ask her to refer you to a specialist.

Since it has been 3 weeks already, I think you have every right to request expedited handling of your case. You should not have to wait weeks fort he next doc.
Unread 06-17-2003, 09:41 AM
do dr called finally shes thinks possible cancer



Please know you are in my thoughts. You are strong and you will get through this and WE are here for support, venting, crying, anything. We understand how you feel.

Hope you enjoyed the baby food. At least you still have your sense of humor which is good.

I'll be sending good thoughts your way.

Unread 06-17-2003, 10:06 AM
do dr called finally shes thinks possible cancer

{{{{{{{{{Chris, my NE PA friend}}}}}}}} I am so sorry hun but at least now you can get some answers and some help. It might not be as bad as you have been told. Please hang in there and I think seeing a gyn/oncologist is a great idea! I am sure they have a good one in Geisinger. Please know I am thinking about you and praying for a positive outcome. Good luck to you and please udate us as needed.......

Emily s
Unread 06-17-2003, 12:14 PM
Hi CHris.........

Lots of's to you.
I just wanted to try to set your mind at ease a little. I had the same thing happen to me. Alot of pain, unable to eat, and alot of diarrhea. Had an ultrasound and my Dr called back and told me the results weren't good that the mass showed up as 18cm on the US and that there was signs of a malignancy and they wanted me to come in for the CA-125 test. Those tests can be very inaccurate for a number of reasons. As it turned out .the CA-125 turned out normal, again can really mean nothing. But the mass was only 9cm the rest of the mass was adhesions and the hardened area within it was a blood clot and I didnt have cancer. I am praying that all is well for you. I agree, get that thing out of there no matter what the dagnosis.

lots of

Unread 06-17-2003, 02:27 PM

The test you're referring to is the CA125. Do not be alarmed if it reads high - - you're doctor should let you know if the numbers are out of line. Endometriosis can cause a fluctuation in the numbers of a CA125. The other thing I wanted to mention is that my doctor gave me a similar message so try to stay calm. My ovary had enlarged to a grapefruit size and it had a very rough mass attached to it, much like what you described. When she called to give me the news from the ultrasound, she didn't pull any punches and told me she was very concerned about the possibility of ovarian cancer and that we needed to get it out right away. I about peed in my pants!! It turned out to be some weird mucus producing tumor that had adhered to my other ovary and was basically causing all sorts of things - - including weight loss because my stomach wasn't able to hold as much food and I was getting full faster! I also had lots of acid reflux prior to the surgery because everything was getting pushed upwards from this big honkin' tumor on my ovary. The good thing was - - no cancer. Hang in there - - the waiting is the hardest part.

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