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Fighter: Other/Rare Cancer

Topic: Recently Diagnosed

Hi.im 21. 4 months ago I visit my gynakologist for a typical test . She found a cyst that wasn't so big but she told me that I need to take contraceptive pills for two months and then come again to check it! After two months when I visit her again we found that the cyst has grown bigger ! It's endometriosis the doctor said and u need to remove it because it is too big ! I wasn't happy with the results and then I decided to go to my cousin to do the surgery because he was a gynakologist too! When he checked me he told me that maybe it's nothing and its a different type of cyst that will not make my life difficult because endometriosis is thought as a little trouble for a woman's life! I did the surgery and the first thing I heard when I woke up was that it's not endometriosis and everyone was so happy !i thought I was so lucky and that my life with be completely normal and healthy in the future! I start recovering and I had forgot that in one month from the surgery the histological of the cyst will have its results !me and the doctors were sure that will show that the cyst was nothing ! One afternoon my mom called me at her room and told my that I hane something quite rare especially for my age!i had something that it's called borderline and it's not extactly cancer and the doctors need to discuss what will happen next! I start crying And I thought I was living a bad dream ! One week later and after seeing some doctors I did a surgery again. They remove my one ovary and an other organ that covers up the entrails . I'm waiting for the biopsy of my other organs to see if everything is fine and what will happen to me next! I don't know what I really have I'm so comfused is it a cancer or not ? I'm afraid of everything.

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