Hello again lovely ladies,
Thanks for our advice and support regarding seeking another opinion. I saw the Gynaecologist yesterday. He was factual and blunt about the poor detection of early ovarian cancer and my current 'risk' status. He looked at my scan results, he examined me (wow, that was painful!!!) and discussed symptoms and family history. He said he could offer me an MRI and that in his experience they were 90% accurate in detecting OC. Then, he discussed the 10% risk for those undetected at MRI. Between us, it has been decided that he will remove the 'job lot' of retired female parts. Tentative date for surgery is 12th May. He did ask if I would like to leave my uterus where it is but given that I also have fibroids and am at the end of the menopause I said no unless he recommended leaving it (he doesn't).
My GP had said that this cyst may go away on it's own but surgeon said that this type of thick walled cyst don't tend to just go away, even when not cancerous. He also told me not to run (I am a run leader for a local group) as this would increase the rectal pain and risk twisting.
It sounds like a lot of surgery for something that in his words is 'not looking like cancer, but we can't be sure unless we remove it'. But, it's a bit painful, there's a family history of breast cancer and it doesn't look like it will be reabsorbed.
So, there we are. Might seem like a sledgehammer to crack a nut but he's a Gynaecologist with Oncology as his specialty so if he say's it's worth it, then it is.
I hope you have all had some sunshine in your lives today and are living pain free and thank you again. I will of course update you with my results.