I'm new here, and really need some advice. Exactly 1 year ago I was diagnosed with early stage bowel cancer (aged 38), it was an adenocarcinoma in the sigmoid colon. Half my bowel was removed, and no further treatment was needed.
However, since my op, I've suffered months of lower abdominal pain and bloating, lost appetite, extreme fatigue. There have been doctor visits, A&E visits and consultant visits....I was given a Trans Vaginal Scan just over a week ago, where a 4.5cm mass was discovered where my left ovary should be.
The sonographer was very chatty until he found this 'thing', then he was ominously quite. He said it looked like it could be a dermoid cyst, it could be an endometrioma, but it would need to come out. He could not see my left ovary at all, and couldn't say if it was inside the mass or behind it.
My CA125 is normal at 16 (my CEA levels were normal when I had bowel cancer too) but just from the results of the scan an urgent referral has been made for me to see a gynaecologist/oncologist on Tues 29th September.
Obviously I'm worrying myself sick, I can't sleep. I'm very suspicious that this cyst is in the same location as my bowel cancer was. Am I right to worry, or are they being extra cautious due to my history?
Any advice would be gratefully received x