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Topic: Ovarian mass 4.5 centimeters!

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Posted on: Jul 27, 2013 04:32PM

JerseyGirl331 wrote:

Hi everyone - just a question if anyone knows where to find information regarding links between breast and ovarian cancers.  During a PET scan the other day, a 4.5 centimeter mass was found on one of my ovaries.... doctor says it MIGHT be a cyst but from all I have been able to find - this doesn't seem like a good thing.  Any ideas where to find more information would be so helpful!  thank you!!

Dx 3/1/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 4/10/2013 Lumpectomy: Left
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Jul 27, 2013 04:56PM shoppygirl wrote:

Three years after my mother had BC she had some stomach issues. They scanned her and found what they thought was cancer. When they operated on it , it turned out to be a cyst but underneath there were some pre cancerous cells. They did a full hysterectomy and 20 years later she is still doing well. If you search the boards here you will see that us BC ladies seem to have many growth, nodules, cysts and polyps that the rest of the world has but never knows about! Have you had a transvaginal ultrasound? That might give a better idea of what it is. Take care!

Less than 2mm of cancer in the sentinel lymph node. Dx 1/27/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+, HER2- Surgery 2/28/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 4/9/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/20/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/30/2014 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 9/26/2015 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Saline implant, Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 10/16/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 27, 2013 06:05PM MelissaDallas wrote:

Cysts are incredibly common but ovarian cancer is also part of the BRCA syndrome as well as some other familial genetic syndromes that increase breast & ovarian cancer risk. Have you had genetic testing?

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor. Dx 5/20/2012, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/0 nodes
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Jul 27, 2013 07:50PM - edited Jul 27, 2013 07:51PM by wintersocks


I am currently under investigation for an ovarian cyst that I have had over a year now. A new gynae requested a TV US. That was done and he is still unsure what it is, he does not think it the common haemorragic cyst.

So he has requested the CA125 that I have had done and I am awaiting an MRI scan.

The cyst-thing is over 6cm and not self-resoving as most do he tells me. So he wants it out and the other ovary too.

Another MRI that must total about 6 in the last year! 

What is planned for you? further investigation?  

Dx 2/20/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/23/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 9/10/2012 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/16/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jul 27, 2013 09:14PM Moderators wrote:


For more informatio about BRCA and the some information on genetics of breast and ovarian cancer, check out the main site. 

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Aug 3, 2013 08:03PM szsz wrote:

Hi JerseyGirl, I have had ovarian cysts on and off for the past year (I was dxed with BC in 2010, premenopausal and am on tamoxifen.) I had a series of CA 125 tests which were elevated at first and then normalized even though I continued to have cysts (monitored by U/S).  I have had them up to 5 cm and they resolved.

Feb 2010dx IDC Stage 2b, 80% ER+ 10% PR+

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