I hope you can help me. I was diagnosed with a 10cm mass end of October. That they thought was an endometrioma. Long story short, the surgeon did a laporscopy and said he could drain the endometrioma and provide me meds to continue to shrink it, ( I was too scared of major surgery at the time, silly I know). Anyway, I didnt have endometriosis, instead I had a growth inside my right ovary which he still drained ( I wish he hadnt) and I still have it now, the scan is showing it is completely solid and welll circumscribed, which scares me now because its solid. I am having it out in 2 weeks,my Gyno thinks its a dermoid based on the fluid he drained (yellow thick fluid). He drained it because he was trying to be conservative (we are trying for a baby) and thought the cyst was just functional and it would go away. The fluid was benign
During the wait for my second surgery, I have been having terrible thoughts and anxiety, to the point I am not eating. All I can think about is the tissue left behind could be cancerous because its all now completely solid, and because he has punctured it this could spread cells. He showed me the pictures of my enlarged ovary before he drained it, it was white and very smooth and rounded.
My question is epithelial carcinoma starts on outside surface of the ovary, however stage 1a cancer say confined to the inside of the ovary? Does epithelian carcinoma and their benign cousins start growths on the outside that emcompass the ovary or by a stem? I ask because my growth is on the inside of the ovary, which dermoids do grown inside, so I am trying to work out what I have by process of elimination. I know there is still a small risk dermoids can be cancerous. Since my wait for the second surgery, I have been getting backache and every stomach churn I imagine its spreading.
I know I have not been diagnosed, and you ladies (from stories I have read) seem the most wonderful people in coping with this disease. But the waiting for surgery, its just making me ill with worry. I had my bloods done which was fine, but I know these are not accurate -- false positives/negatives etc. I am 34 years old.
I found out my Grandma had pelvic radiation therapy in the 1950's and a full hysterectomy, nobody knows why she had this exactly, other than she had server backache, but the fact she had radition therapy suggest she must have had some kind of pelvic cancer. Although she did live until she was 82, but no one knows what the radiation therapy was for. So this concerns me also.
Hope someone has some advice.