I am new to this group and want to give some hope as well as learn from you. My precious Mother had ovarian cancer, the rare type, and was given a 5% change of beating it but beat it she did! Unfortunately, followed by a collapsing back (12 vertebra) and Alzheimer's. The point is SHE BEAT OVARIAN CANCER with such terrible odds and lived 10 more years.
Now me. I have multiple, multiple autoimmune health issues and now a cyst on the outside of the periteneum located by ultrasound, which is being investigated. I'm in extreme pain.......the screaming kind when it hits.....like nothing I've ever felt before and believe me......I've been through the mill.
I'm always an optimist but this has me feeling uneasy. I will be having an MRI Monday, followed by a trip to my GYN and then back to my hemotologist/oncologist, whom I see because I cannot maintain my iron stores. She has set everything in motion quickly and is a wonderful doctor.
After her I will see a urologist because any bladder pressure makes the pain worse or any pressure on my stomach period......my belly is swollen something awful....gained 20 lbs of fluid almost overnight. At 40 I had a total hysterectomy, my appendix and gallbladder are gone too and I've had multiple EGD's and Colonoscopies so what does that leave???. I've done my research and know about Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma and after reading more believe that is actually what caused my mother's ovarian cancer.
Well, I'm rambling on now. Wanted to touch base and give some encouragement and maybe some of you can give me some info as well. Thank you in advance for telling me your stories.