My Ovacome
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Grade 3a serous borderline tumour

Hi what a great site and so informative. I had a full hysterectomy, appendix removed and two sections of my bowel removed and was diagnosed with a serous borderline tumour at the end of last year. I am recoving well and less than 7 weeks after my op I feel ready to return to work. I am still confused though as to whether I had cancer or not.

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Hi Welcome to the club that no on wants to join, you have come to the right place for information and support... If you go to the "tags" at the top (greeny blue panel) and press "B" you will find other discussions on bordeline OC I hope this helps you might green more information off wishes love x G x


Sorry I meant "you might glean more information " xx


Hi! Welcome! Mine was Borderline, I think a lower stage and grade, though. If you google Ovacome (different to this site but linked) you will see a tab saying resources and there is a fact sheet on Borderline OC. It explains it all on there. The good news is that it was very slow growing and very treatable. The Ovacome site is very well worth exploring.

All the best

Love Wendy xx


Hi there dodoo

Welcome and so sorry that you have had this issue. Well done on getting through the operation and it is fab that you are feeling so well now.

I also had a borderline tumour three years ago soon and thankfully nothing nasty has reappeared. I had obviously asked my consultant about his and she says , that no because it was not an invasive cancer , she does not consider that I had cancer as such. However other doctors do consider it to be a cancer....not a lot is known about these tumours.

It is really important to stick to whatever follow up regime is recommended. Were your tumours also on your bowel ? It is also important to take things as easy as you can. I was gasping to go back to work at 9 weeks but completely over did things , so dont do too much.

Three years on I am now heaps better and fingers crossed you will be too before too long.

Do keep in touch.


Charlie xxx


Hi it's great that you're recovering so well and I gather no follow-up chemo? Just remember you have had major surgery though, so don't rush into things like returning to work. Take it gently so that you don't exacerbate any internal scarring as this could cause problems further down the line. No hoovering or heavy lifting for a while yet!

Wishing you well



Hello ladies, thank you all of you for your help and advice. It's reassuring to be able to speak to others in a similar situation. I wish I had visited this site before my surgery because I desperately needed to talk to someone about my fears. Being told I possibly had ovarian cancer was terifying and I was so frightened for my children. Thankfully I've been told that although the tumour had spread, it was non invasive so I need no further treatment, other than regular CA125 tests and CT scans. I'm trying to take things easy but I desperately want to get back to work and be normal again. However ladies I will take your advice on board and chill out more because the last thing I want to do is undo my fantastic Surgeons hard work. Thank you again and my thoughts are with all you ladies who are dealing with OC. Kerry


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