AFTER menopause, “growths” “cysts” around the ovaries are 50-50 likely to be cancerous. That is the statistic that saved my life when they saw “something” on an ultrasound at my annual exam. I went to an oncologist gynecologist to do my surgery. Just in case. Even though my CA 125 was low and everyone said it didn’t look like cancer... that statistic made me err on the side of caution. My surgeon said it was really good I followed my instincts. They found that I had very early stage fallopian tube cancer. And because an oncologist was doing the surgery, they took the precautions and did what was necessary for staging. I was stage 1A. I also learned that most ovarian cancer STARTS in the Fallopian tubes. With that in mind, I would recommend anybody done with kids, and having abdominal surgery, to have their tubes removed. At least talk to your doctor about it.
How are you doing? Did you end up having surgery?
I'm sorry you are dealing with this. Since the cyst isn't that large, are they monitering it for now to see if it resolves so you don't needlessly undergo surgery?
If it continues growing and surgery is needed, why is the other ovary being removed? Most ovarian cysts, even complex ones after menopause, are benign. A frozen section can be done during surgery to check for malignancy. Removal of ovaries as late as age 75 is associated with earlier mortality since ovaries produce health-promoting hormones a woman's whole life. As far as the adhesions - Did you have a hysterectomy?
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