I pray this isn’t what I’m thinking
I had my telephone follow up appointment with my oncologist a couple of weeks ago, and he reported NED. However, he said I have cysts on my ovaries, and he said not to worry, it’s nothing urgent, but as one is quite large (5cm) he would like me to have an ultrasound in October, at my next appointment.
However naughty me started the fatal Googling, and now I wish I hadn’t. I’m 62, and an ovarian cyst of that size in a post menopausal woman is not always a good sign. I therefore approached my insurers to see if I could get an ultrasound privately, as my oncologist is now on paternity leave.
His secretary wrote my insurers a letter and it stated bilateral adnexal cystic masses, seen on previous scans also, but have now grown slightly. Ultrasound and CA125 required to see if malignant or benign. I can’t understand why my consultant wouldn’t have seen this as urgent and was prepared to wait until October.
I have always been a bit concerned about right hand pain which has steadily got worse, I now have an urgency to rush to the loo for a wee, and back ache all the time. On google these are typical ovarian cancer symptoms.
My ultrasound is on Tuesday, but I’ve had sleepless nights and can’t stop worrying. So scared this is a new cancer.