I had my oncology appt this past wednesday. For background I had an ovarian wedge resection in July and the pathology showed serous borderline cells on my left ovary. I was referred to oncologist.
I had my oncologist app in Houston Tx on Wednesday and was highly recommended here. I met the Doc and we went over everything.
He will request the slides to be 100% of the diagnosis. He will also speak about my case at a conference they have to get more oncologist opinions.
At this point he doesnt think removing my ovary is necessary . He said most of the time they take care of borderline tumors with a cystectomy ,since my ovaries had a wedge resection it is likely the tumor was removed then, he said once he gets the slides he will give me a more definite plan of action but it seems like he thinks following up and ultrasounds screenings will be the plan for now.
I was a little surpised because I really thought he would recommend to remove my ovary right away . He said borderline tumors are not cancer but it still good to keep an eye on them.
I guess I wont know for sure until they reviews the slides, but I showed him some photos from my laparoscopy , He says he is not worried about this being something bad and says he has patients that he monitors continuously just to make sure the tumor doesn't suddenly start growing.
Once he reviews the reports , he says if he thinks further surgery is needed he will definitely let me know.
Has anyone had this type of diagnosis where they just keep monitoring you with out removing ovary ?