Hi, I had surgery (total abdominal hysterectomy and removal of both ovaries - TAH/BSO) 3 weeks ago to remove grapefruit sized tumors on both ovaries, also removed my omentum (sheet of fatty tissue) .
Thankfully, the surgery went well and doc says all visible traces of the disease were removed. And am feeling extremely lucky that pathology determined they were low malignant potential (borderline) serous type and that the implants were not invasive and no spread to any of the 34 lymph nodes that were removed.
However, I am wondering if it would be wise to get 2nd opinions on the pathology and the treatment plan. Not sure if my insurance would cover it...The pathology was done in large regional hospital and I have no particular reason to suspect any issues, but just worried in general that something may have been overlooked. My obgyn oncologist has been awesome and is very well known and respected and he advised that chemo is not effective on this stuff and the initial plan is just to monitor CA-125 levels (mine were 375 before surgery) and visit him every 3 months for next 2 years. I understand this can recur as borderline or malignant, especially with this advanced stage, and am just really nervous 😩. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated, and would be great to connect with others with similar diagnosis !