A 40-year-old female asked:
Diagnosed with 3cm complex ovarian cyst via ultrasound. advised to wait 6 weeks to recheck. safe to wait even with a family history of female cancers?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Probablyl: Depending on the appearance of the cyst, your doctor must have felt that it was safe. Not all female cancers are genetically related (so, for ex: if you family has a history of cervical cancer that does not increase the risk for ovarian cancer). The ova-1 test or ca-125 tests can help to see if your cyst is higher or lower risk to be a cancer. But there are lots of cysts that are not cancers.
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Last updated May 23, 2014
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