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tinanevling posted:
I am going for a transvaginal, im awaiting a pap. my blood work shows a high level i think they said fsh or t something? but stated wanted to do this xray looking for tumor? i have all the sins of cancer. just scared to death
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someonewhocares3 responded:
The FSH test is used to determine if a woman is post-menopausal. It doesn't have any usefulness in diagnosing ovarian cancer. The CA-125 test is the test for ovarian cancer but it is NOT accurate in diagnosing ovarian cancer (OC). There can be a very high level but no cancer or there can be a low (normal) level with cancer present. However, it does have some usefulness in assessing the effectiveness of OC treatment.

A woman's lifetime risk of ovarian cancer is 1.7% absent a family history of OC. Most cysts are benign and resolve on their own (although at this point it sounds like you don't even know if you have a cyst).

Here are a couple of sources of info on ovarian cysts and OC -
http://www.ovaryresearch.com/ovarian_cysts.htm
Ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer

I developed an ovarian cyst (which looked somewhat suspicious on ultrasound). My gyn rushed me into surgery and removed my sex organs (uterus and both ovaries) even though the cyst was benign. This was against "his" oncologist's recommendation to only remove the one ovary. And I discovered afterwards that a surgeon skilled in doing cystectomies could probably have removed just the cyst leaving my ovary (as well as my uterus and other ovary) intact.

Hope this helps!


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