2012-04-03 05:26 PM
While I was pregnant, I was told by my doctor that I had a large cyst on my ovary. The doctor suggested surgery to have either the cyst cut off or the ovary removed, decided based on how it looks when the doctor goes in. I ended up having my ovary completely removed. The morning after the doctor came and told me that the ovary was cancerous. This scared me because I was pregnant. The doctor told me that my options as for my pregnancy was either to speed the pregnancy along so that I could hopefully have the baby and then begin chemotherapy right away or to terminate the pregnancy so that I could begin chemotherapy immediately. I ended up having to go to a doctor that was miles away in a different city, after my ovary was sampled, etc. The doctor there stated that it was just a tumor with low malignant potential, so thankfully I did not have to give up my pregnancy. The part that really bothers me about all of this is that I was only 20 when this happened. It really scared me. I have two daughters now. One is 3 years old and the other is almost 2 (she's the one I was pregnant with). It's so sad to think that if I did have cancer and did not survive, that my 3 year old never would've known or remembered me and that my 2 year old could've possibly never been born or she wouldn't know me either.