I went to my general doctor in January due to a soreness in my left pelvic area. He did some tests, didn't find anything and suggested that I visit my GYN. My GYN did an internal, PAP, transvaginal sonogram, CAT, CBC and CA-125. Everything came back normal.
My worry is that my mother, two aunts (my mom's sisters) and grandmother (maternal) all had Ovarian Cancer. My Grandmother and one aunt passed away from it, my other aunt had it twice and is now in remission and my mother had it and thankfully it hasn't returned. My mother had no symptons, she went to the GYN because she was feeling bloated, her testing came back negitive and her CA-125 was 12 (the CA-125 test was new at that time.) Her GYN said to be on the safe side, let's take out your ovaries. When they went in, they found a small mass on her ovaries that turned out to be cancerous. And guess what, my aunt just informed me of all this information!!! My mother won't even admit to it (she is very nice, but cannot deal with negitive reality!...I'm in shock that my family would keep such important information a secret, but I'm trying to move past that!)
My GYN has recommended that I have my ovaries removed (at the least.)
She will do the surgery but my mother says I should consult a GYN Oncologist. But I can't figure out why an Oncologist would see me, when I don't seem to have Cancer?? Right?
My questions is that: what do you think...should I go for the removal or wait a few years? I'm 36 years old, healthy and have 4 kids (my family is complete.)
Thanks for your opinion. I'm totally stressed over this issue.