I am constantly dealing with ovarian cysts because of endometriosis. I have endo since 2004.
The question is if you have had any ovarian cysts in the past. Pelvic ultrasound may give some more information about it. Solid ovarian tumors are usually cancerous. Cysts - you never know 100% before resection.
I underwent ovarian resection over a year ago due to cysts at MSKCC. Since a piece of my left ovary stayed I am still dealing with cysts formation. I have been on Lupron since September. I am switching to IUD - we will see...
I would be very cautious with the cyst. What your doctor says? Did he/she ordered ultrasound?? Ultrasound can tell whether their is clear fluid, it is haemorrhagic, solid etc
In what time period the cysts grew from 1cm to 4.9??
I had growths like that - some even faster from 0cm to 7cm due to endometriosis, more than once. Still my oncologist called my gynecologist surgeon and wanted the cysts out. After my first surgery and scar tissue I did not have second resection. My cysts disappeared on Lupron. However my oncologist still monitors my pelvis very vigilantly. Ovarian and peritoneal mets usually show up as early recurrence.
All the best for you!
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mom of now 9 years old twins, dx @ 40 in 6/2015 with upper rectal cancer, 10+ liver mets, CEA 140
chemo: 8/2015 - 10/2016 - 4xFOLFIRINOX, 2xFOLFOX, 8xFOLFIRI, 10x5FU, HAI pump -12xFUDR
4 surgeries, complete pathological response
CEA<2 since 10/2015
NED since May 2016
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