I've been having trouble sleeping over the thought of making the wrong decision about my upcoming surgery (in 5 days!) and hope you can help. I have a large cyst on my left ovary with a solid component, which my ob/gyn believes is a dermoid. I've had a dermoid cyst on this ovary before which was removed about 10 yrs ago, then another regular large cyst removed about 4yrs ago, and now this one (my poor left ovary). In between there I've had irregular cells on my cervix removed via leep procedure, and a cancer scare from the solid component on this cyst due to high CA125 test results, which an oncologist diagnosed as adenomyosis (super painful periods after my daughter was born). Because of this and the small risk of the cyst still being cancerous, my ob/gyn recommended a hysterectomy. I'm currently scheduled for a cyst removal via laporoscopy (with possible open surgery) but am now considering following my doctor's recommendation, or at least removal of this cyst-producing ovary. I'm scared of going that drastic with all the possible errors that could happen and side effects of menopause, plus I'm secretly holding on to the hope of having another child (but I'm turning 40 this year and just recently became seperated, so chances are slim). I've always believed in the 'less is more' approach to medication, surgery, etc.. but am really doubting my decision this time because cancer is so prevelant nowadays and a friend's sister just recently passed away from ovarian cancer. I'm really torn... any insight would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
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