I forgot to add that the complex cyst has multiple small cysts!!! I feel sick to my stomach
Unless you have a BRCA mutation you have a 1.4% of ovarian cancer in your life time. When they think it is ovarian cancer they act fast. I was at the oncologist the day after my ultrasound and in surgery by the oncologist in days. CA 125 can be off but they are false positives not false negatives. If the ct scan showed no cancer you are probably good. Usually cancerous cysts are just solid. Chances are good that is not cancer.
Many people have cancer scares and they are scary. Then after surgery it is not cancer and you can be happy.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a reply . Gave me some comfort and I am desperate for that at this moment .
Actually there is a 30% false negative rate for the CA125 for those with ovarian cancer. There is a 3% chance of having OVCA over all. The BRCA gene increases the odds and it also improves treatment options.
As HVAC said, absent the BRCA1 or 2 gene, your lifetime OC risk is less than 2%. Most ovarian cysts including complex ones even in post-menopausal women are benign (non-cancerous). Since the oncologist deferred to the gyn, that would highly indicate that he does not think it is cancerous. And if it is not cancerous per the frozen section done while you are in the operating room, then you should not even need to lose your ovary. The ovaries produce hormones until at least age 80 and are essential to every aspect of health and well-being. Removing even one ovary can disrupt the entire endocrine system since the ovaries are endocrine glands. Both my ovaries were removed for a complex ovarian cyst 9 years ago...I have suffered ever since.
I hope your surgery goes well and the cyst is benign!