I am a 40yo mom of 2 little girls. I was followed for years for a cyst on my left ovary-thought to be dermoid. It started rapidly growing in the summer. Oncology was consulted and they deemed it benign based on my Ca125 and scans. On Oct5th o had it removed, along with my uterus for dysfunctional bleeding. I thought I was all done. On Oct16th my GP called at supper and blew my world apart. It was a grade 2 endometrioid adenocarcinoma. I had further surgery yesterday to remote my other ovary and partial omentectomy. I am currently a stage 1c, grade 2 and hoping I stay there. My oncologist says I need 6 cycles of carbo/taxol. During removal of the tumor it was ruptured as the surgeon believed it to be benign. My oncologist says chemo is needed due to this as well as the fact of it being grade 2.
I see so many with endometrioid have surgical treatment only. I am so angry my tumor was purposefully ruptured so my surgeon could complete laproscopicaly. Has anyone else dealt with a low stage that was advanced with rupture?