I had a very large (about the size of a head of lettuce or cantelope) tumor removed, along with my right ovary and fallopian tube, last week. They were sent to a pathologist, who said they were borderline. After doing research on the internet, it seems like that term means "low malignancy". However, it can still recur, and now I only have one ovary and fallopian tube left, which concerns me.
My doctor referred me to an oncologist and I am waiting to hear from them to set up an appointment. However, I am concerned because of how large this tumor was. Does this mean it was pretty advanced? What are the odds of it coming back in the other ovary? Would it be recommended to request frozen tissue samples be sent to another pathology lab for another opinion?
I'm only 22. I just suffered a miscarriage and want to be sure this won't jeopardize my fertility and ability to have children down the road. It's worrying me quite a bit and I'm losing sleep over it, particularly due to cancer in my family's medical history as well. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.