Hi there, Im writing this question due to the fact i have a sister that went thru ovarian and uterine cancer about a year ago. they actually found a grapfruit sized tumor that was missed when doing her hysterectomy.We have always had similar health historys so i have been very concerned with the possibility of genetically getting this as well. I have started going to a gynecologist and have regular paps, etc..even did the uterine biopsy and vaginal ultrasound, is this all i can do?
I went to my gynecologist to get the genetic testing but i dont think my unsurance covers it,,,3500$ Other than that i requested the ca-125 and the doc says to many false positives wouldnt be beneficial. So what DO you do in these cases, it appears the symptoms of these diseases are sometimes overlooked, everyone gets bloated stomaches once in awhile or lower back aches etc, any advice from any one else who has been in this situation my next step was to actually leave my doc and get established with the physician whom currently treats my sisters cancers,,as i feel like my docs dont take any of this very seriously. Thanks in advance for any advice