Update on my ongoing cancer evaluation...

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Re: Update on my ongoing cancer evaluation...

Postby circular » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:26 pm

Have appreciated all the kindness and suggestions here. Today I got earlier word than expected and the final pathology is benign :D So she took out part of my omentum to make things easier if she had to go back in, and I can be grateful I lost that bit of my body needlessly.

The odd thing is that I had a rare 'struma ovarii', 1% of ovarian tumors. It's a subset of dermoid cyst (2-3% of them) that is over 50% thyroid tissue. In one study of almost 10,500 ovarian growths removed, only 34 were OS. So it was probably more likely I'd have had the uncommon ovarian cancer than one of those!

I've learned that not having ovaries may (?) raise my cardiovascular risk, so will try to learn more about that, in what way etc, but that's for another day.

This whole experience has been so surreal.
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.

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Re: Update on my ongoing cancer evaluation...

Postby Stavia » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:17 am

Brilliant honey. Onwards and upwards!

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Re: Update on my ongoing cancer evaluation...

Postby SusanJ » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:33 pm

Circ, so happy for you...must be a huge relief!

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Re: Update on my ongoing cancer evaluation...

Postby Julie G » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:40 pm

Ohhh, I missed this! I'm exhaling with you :D. Congrats, my friend. I'm so happy for you.

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Re: Update on my ongoing cancer evaluation...

Postby Matisse » Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:11 pm

Wonderful news. I can't imagine how relieved you must be.

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Re: Update on my ongoing cancer evaluation...

Postby circular » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:04 pm

Ever heard of complicated grief? It's a sort of complicated relief. Very hard to walk past cancer patients at the cancer center after randomly receiving a ticket to freedom. On top of that one of my best friends since college died of ovarian cancer a year and a half ago, and now I'll have daily reminders on my belly that I got a pass but she didn't. Right now that's all a bit hard to wrap my brain around, but I'll get past it soon enough when the appointments stop and incisions are all healed. And yes, relieved too. Thanks all.
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.

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Re: Update on my ongoing cancer evaluation...

Postby Lucy5 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:16 pm

Great news...So happy for you, Circ!

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Re: Update on my ongoing cancer evaluation...

Postby Tincup » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:05 pm

Slow catching up. Very excited for you! Wonderful news!!
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Re: Update on my ongoing cancer evaluation...

Postby Starfish77 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:12 am

Circ,
I am so thankful for your good news.
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