I have a blood test to check my levels of the protein CA 125 today. I was told to book a test for it by my gynaecologist at our local fertility clinic last Wednesday after he found 3 large cysts on my ovaries and 1 polyp during a transvaginal scan and HyCoSy. My gynae believes the cysts to be due to endometriosis. I hadn't really given it much thought. I only had a look and realised the test was specifically to check for ovarian cancer at the weekend.
I have a cousin who developed it in her late twenties so I am a bit scared as surely I have more of a chance, therefore, the average woman in her early thirties. I'm 31 and have yet to have any children despite trying with my DH for over 2 years.
Have any of you had this test if you had cysts? Do you know if it's standard practice?
Any experiences or knowledge about this would be great, thank you.