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My ovarian dermoid cyst could be cancerous.

By Anonymous May 18, 2020 - 1:52pm
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I noticed last September I had a dermoid cyst pop up on a ct scan I had for abdominal pain. I made the appt with my gynecologist to follow up on it and she wanted to do an us six months later. In September it was only 9 mm. I had my us done may 7th and she told me that it had grown to 4.5 cm and there was a 2 cm spot on the cyst that could be cancerous. I'll be having surgery soon to remove the cyst and she may take my ovary we wont know until she gets in there and has a better picture of what's going on. I can't really find anything online about other peoples experience with a dermoid cyst turning out to be cancerous. I had a ct done a few days ago to check for a hernia after my last surgery in Jan and I was told I do. I also have an enlarged spleen and masses on both my ovaries, not just the one. I'm really just looking for other peoples experiences where a dermoid cyst was cancerous.

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing and I'm sorry you're going through this healthy scare, especially during a pandemic.

The good news is that 98% of these cysts are non-cancerous.

For the 2% that is cancerous, removal is necessary, of course, and further cancer treatments will depend on your results and circumstances.

I found a chat group regarding this kind of cancer. It's a British site but the topic is the same (copy and paste) : https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-chat/thread/ovarian-dermoid-cyst-and-possible-cancer?page=2#post-1269436

Let us know if this helps and please keep us updated.


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