Newly diagnosed ovarian cancer stage 1
This journey started 8 weeks ago, I had a laparscopic surgery for my gallbladder. I suffered symptoms for 20 years. Following the surgery I was bloated & constipated which I blamed on the surgery. About the third week I started having urgency to urinate and I was gaining weight even though I wasn't eating much because I felt very full. Week 5 & 6 I am beginning to think this isn't related to surgery. My stomach was looking 6 mos pregnant and my clothes arent fitting. I had gained 15 lbs! I went online and looked at ovarian cancer and realized I had every symptom. I called my gynecologist and told the nurse my concern. She said well you are coming in for your annual in 3 weeks, I told her that I couldn't wait, I felt very sick. They took me in that day, after an exam and ultrasound found a mass the size of a cantelope on my right ovary. I was sent to gyn-oncologist the next day and had surgery 3 days later, complete hysterectomy, appendectomy, omentectomy and exploratory. The mass was the size of a small watermelon and weighed 5 lbs. The pathology report said I had ovarian mucinous borderline tumor with intraepithelial carcinoma and microinvasion. Dr. says this doesn't require any treatment, just follow up twice a year for 5 years. I do think that I will get a second opinion just to reassure myself. I am wondering if anyone has had anything similar to this. This seemed to grow in six weeks, it was not seen when I had my gallbladder removed. That is what really scares me.