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(reply to Anonymous)

Wow, Anon, what a terrible thing to have had happen to you. That's awful. For those who aren't sure what she means, there are special surgeons that are "gynecologic oncologist" surgeons. When you are diagnosed with ovarian cysts that need to be surgically removed, you may want to get a second opinion from a GYN ONC surgeon.

Of course not all cysts are cancerous. In fact, most are ultimately harmless, though they may cause pain and discomfort. But Anon makes a good point -- unless your gynecologist has special training in this area, she or he may miss something.

Here's our EmpowHer page on ovarian cysts:


And here's the Mayo Clinic page on them:


Anon, my sympathies for what you are going through. We would very much like to hear more about your journey if you care to write about it.

October 6, 2009 - 8:15am


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