I went to my NP on June 25th because I thought I was pregnant. Two days later I was told I had a large mass, “likely Ovarian in origin.” A week later the MRI showed “an area of concern.” My CA125 was in the normal range, my bloodwork normal. On August 22nd, I had a complete hysterectomy along with the removal of an 8 ½ pound tumour. Three and half agononizing weeks later I was told that there was cancer in the right ovary but that it was “well differentiated” and they were comfortable that they got it all out. Pathology testing of everything that they removed, including lymph nodes, came back negative. Only the right ovary - which was graded as Stage 1A. I have a few questions that I am having problems with:
- Is there a possibility of recurrence when they removed everything (sorry, I’m a newbie. Just can’t wrap my head around it all)
- Has anyone had problems with bowel pain after surgery? I’ve had to go back to the hospital and the doctor said it was likely “bowel adhesions.” How do I differentiate the adhesion pain from the symptoms that I read on here that could be more serious?
- I’ve read a lot of the posts on this amazing Forum. You are all so very brave. I have a very hard time even talking about the cancer with stories of such bravery of what some have had to indure. Has anyone else had problems feeling like there situation wasn’t important because it was caught in lower stages?