Hello @Niki37 I’m
from Calgary and like you I wasn’t diagnosed until after my surgery. In October
2011, I had what my gynecologist and I were hoping would be a fairly routine
hysterectomy procedure. My cancer came as a shock even though I was aware that
I had potentially serious problems—there was a mass on my ovary and my
uterus was enlarged. About one week after my surgery the phone rang with the
call display showing my gynecologist’s office. Of course, my heart sank in
disbelief and something in me knew in the seconds before I picked up the phone.
I saw him that day and the pathology report was devastating. It indicated what
would eventually be diagnosed as stage IIIC endometrial adenocarcinoma of the
uterus and stage IC endometroid adenocarcinoma of the ovary. I was 46 and
not as young as you are, so fertility wasn’t really a concern. I wish you all
the best as you face some very difficult medial decisions.
Welcome @vigvig, we are so happy that you have found this site and joined OVdialogue. Like you, often people read the stats about ovarian cancer and think the worst. Stats are one thing and hearing the stories of women living with the disease might give you another perspective. I also know many people experience stress before their CT Scan - perhaps some of them could share their experience. Welcome again!
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