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by vwxyz on Sun Oct 23, 2011 08:03 PM
Been told I have a mass that size and they never mentioned it was an issue to be operated on. The doc just said it was the kind of mass was not cancerous. Now how can any primary care physician look at a catscan and see if it is cancerous or not? He also said the blood test CA125 was not a solid test to tell if I have cancer so he refused to do it. The way I see it is, if you are not born with something different in your body, have it taken out.
I have throbbing pain in my left abdomin and stomache area , plus some slight nausea at times especially before I need to have a bowel movement. Subsides after. I have a feeling of being full very easily, but I am 64 years of age. I live in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Can someone help me.
by Harrietg on Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:25 AM
hi! seeing as 1 inch is 2.5cm it works out as 1-1.5 in. find another doctor who will do the ca 125 test & take your issues seriously! was he a gyno? u might also need a ct scan to see what it is or an echography
by ultraclass98 on Thu Nov 03, 2011 06:01 PM
Find an ob/gyn oncologist. Call and tell them about the "mass". They should see you immediately and do the appropriate CA125 and act from there. There ARE non cancerous masses but you need to make SURE and a CA125 is an inexpensive way to get an initial result. YES it sometimes gives a false positive or negative BUT in your case you need some answers NOW. Bowel problems/pain are a definate symptom that something is not right. Again ob/gyn ONCOLOGISTs listen. (And take heart - my tumor was enormous - 22 pounds - so this should be very low stage at this point IF it is malignant - VERY good successes now for that!)
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