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Fibroids and Ovarian Cancer
Hi…not really sure which category best applies to my question, but am trying to find out how common it is for fibroids to develop into ovarian cancer.
In my case, I don’t think I had fibroids, or if I did at some point, I wasn’t aware or diagnosed with it. I was diagnosed with Clear Cell OC in January. Now recovering from surgery and 6 rounds of chemo.
Unfortunately, my daughter had unusually heavy bleeding during her period this month and was sent for an ultrasound. A 3.5cm fibroid was identified. Her doctor suggested a “wait and monitor” approach, which my daughter was not comfortable with, given what I went through. She now has an appointment with a gynecologist – a month from now, barring any Covid delays.
I did have genetic testing done, which was negative for BRCA. I was so relieved at the time, thinking that my daughter wouldn’t have similar issues. However, we’re all very anxious now. She was looking forward to starting a family soon.