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Mum has 16cm lump near ovaries - is there any way this is not cancer??
Please reassure me. Mum was taken into hospital with severe abdominal pains last weekend. Has now had tests. Is having op next weekend to remove lump. But my parents won't talk to me about what it might be, and I'm scared.
I had two huge ovarian cysts removed years ago - both the size of large oranges, and both totally benign and have caused me no problems since. I also had severe pain - very severe pain. Obviously I have no idea what your mum has, but big lumps and pain don't have to mean cancer. I hope things are OK for your mum.
It is very likely to be a cyst. There's an outside chance that they might find something within it that means she'll warrant some more treatment but people often do have very large cysts which are totally harm;ess in the longer term.
My mum had an ovarian cyst the size of a melon removed and it was fine. No cancer but could have been dangerous had it not been removed. We were all v worried until the results came back. I really hope your mum is okay.
My mum had a massive cyst on her ovary removed a couple of years back. She could feel it from the surface but had delayed going and getting it checked out because she had just finished treatment for breast cancer. OMG I can't tell you how angry I was about it. Didn't say anything to her though. Didn't have to. Her partner was eloquent enough for both of us. Anyway, she had her ovaries removed and is fine
Oh Pillow, how worrying! I had a 10cm dermoid cyst removed from my ovaries 6 years ago. I have heard of them being much larger too. I hope and pray that it is something like a cyst and not what you dread. Keep strong. xxxx
Same here, had a 8cm dermoid cyst (with a solid benign tumour in the middle)removed. Pillow, how's your mum feeling in the meantime? I hope she (and you) are as ok as it's possible to be in this situation.