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Posted by: Riza | 2008/05/27

Ovarian Mass

had histerect 4 yrs ago. Still have ovaries. Gynae found ovarian mass and cyst on ovarie when doin a sonar, she was not happy with the look of the mass. blood tests done came back normal. She put me on Provera 5 for ten days. Im worried, is this cancer...what is a ovarian mass? what does provera 5 do? I must go back in ten 10 days to see if there is a change to the mass? if not what than? im a total wreck, 10 days seems like forever! Please I need some answers...if blood is normal does this mean no cancer? just harmless growth?

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Your doctor was obviously not worried enough about cancer to book you for surgery immediately. If the cyst is a simple one, the Provera should make it shrink. This is probably what your doctor is looking for. Negative bloods do not totally exclude cancer but this is a reassuring sign. If there is no change you will probably need surgery.
The next 10 days will be an anxious time, but sometimes the answer is only obtained by trying a treatment and seeing whether it works.

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