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Does My Mum Have Ovarian Cancer Or A Cyst?

Postby Ahab » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:49 am

My mum has a huge thing in her stomach area, something in the 10s of centre meters in diameter, and she's still waiting for results to find out what it actually is, and she does go into surgery next week to get it removed.

The doctors said it was one of three things, the first was a cyst, the second was ovarian cancer and the third I didn't hear (I was hoping any of you could tell me what it could be. They said they've ruled out the cyst because the tissue is hard or something, I'm not sure.

I'm sorry I can't be more informative, she's not being very communicative with me, I've only learnt this by overhearing conversations she has with family friends.

My mum is in her early 50s, if that helps. :(

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Does My Mum Have Ovarian Cancer Or A Cyst?

Postby Russell » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:50 am

None of us can tell you what it is but ovarian cancer has a lot of symptoms that go along with it and they may or may not include a large tumor.
You said "stomach area" so that could mean something in her tummy or intestines.
She may just have a non-cancerous tumor that can easily be removed through laparoscopic methods (they make a small incision and remove it with a laser).

She may also have a big fibroid tumor in her uterus.
Those are non-cancer.
She may be having her uterus removed, which is an easy surgery but if you are a guy, it may be the reason she's not saying so much about it to you.
See if you can talk to her about it and tell her you are worried.

I wish you both luck.
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