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Unread 01-28-2002, 02:30 PM
New here, with a big decision to make

Hi All

I am new hear hoping that someone can offer me advise.
Last December I had surgery for a huge mucinous tumour on my left ovary. They took my left ovary out along with the tumour. They did a peritoneum wash and took a biopsy of my omentum, both of which came back negative. Unfortunately in the tumour itself there was some necrosis, and the histopathologist who looked at it has couldn't tell whether the change in some cells was due to necrosis or cancer and classed it as a stage 1A, grade 1 cancer. However, my gynaecologist immediately asked for a second opinion without my prompting - I got the feeling that he doesn't trust the first histopath. There were no signs of it spreading anywhere else. My CA125 before the operation was 127
Anyway, the second histopath may come back and say that it is borderline, in which case I have no decision to make. But if he agrees with the first, then I have to decide whether to have a full hysterectomy to decrease the chance of any potential spread, or to leave things as they are. I am 32 years old with no children yet. I keep changing my mind backwards and forwards. On one side, I keep thinking how will I react if I get a funny pain or feeling. Will I immediately think I have another tumour growing. And then on the other, how desperate am I for children? To be truthful the answer hear would be not that desperate, but then I will have alot of years on HRT and that worries me too. My gynaecologist said that there is about a 10% chance of recurrence and that at this stage I wouldn't need chemo.
I am due back to see him on Wednesday 30th and still v confused and wondered if anyone can offer me any advice or if anyones been in this situation before
Thankyou and best wishes
Belinda
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Unread 01-28-2002, 04:36 PM
New here, with a big decision to make

HELLO BELINDA,

I'A NOT VERY GOOD AT ADVICEING PEOPLE BUT, WHAT DID YOUR
DR. SAY ABOUT HOLDING OFF ON SURGERY??

I MY SELF CAN'T SPEAK FOR OTHERS BUT, I WOULD NOT WANT THE PROBLEM RECURRING AGAIN.

I WOULD GO WITH THE HYST. AND GET RID OF IT, CANCER IS NOTHING TO PLAY WITH.

I DO HOPE YOU MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE. SPEAK TO YOUR DOCTOR AND GET MORE INFO. ON THIS

S
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Unread 01-28-2002, 06:17 PM
New here, with a big decision to make

Hi Belinda,
You know if it were me in your situation...I think the first thing I would do would be to ask my gyn to refer me to a gyn/oncologist, if you haven't already been seen by one, as they are the cancer specialists. I would be much more comfortable in what he/she has to say regarding your particular case. A 10 % chance of reoccurrance is very low, but I would still want to be seen by a gyn/onc. if it were me,as they deal with this on an everyday basis, and would have additional info that your regular gyn may not have.
Its a tough decision for sure. If you would be checked very reguarly etc, than it may be something that would be fine left as it is, but its still a tough one, and a decision I would defintely want an oncologist involved in. Let us know how you make out on Wednesday!!
Hugs
Maria
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Unread 01-28-2002, 07:26 PM
New here, with a big decision to make

Hi Belinda and welcome.......gee, I certainly would have to agree with Maria, I would want an oncologist familiar with this cancer to guide me along on that one.
Keep us posted and GOOD LUCK!
Valentina
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Unread 01-28-2002, 08:17 PM
New here, with a big decision to make

I tend to agree with Maria as well, try getting an oncologist to advise you . Oncologists are the ones who deal with cancer every day and they are the experts .
When I was first diagnosed with my pre cancerous cells, I left the treatments up to my gyn and it did progress to cancer. Best of luck with your decision and please remember that we are all here for you
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