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most complex ovarian cysts with fluid in the pelvis doesn't necessarily mean cancer.
even elevated CA-125 levels can be caused by pelvic inflammation and not cancer.
I am glad she is getting an MRI scan and gyn appointment.
the method of surgery will depend on how the surgery is trained and how the surgeon feels most comfortable.
laproscopic surgery uses carbon dioxide to inflate the abdomen and also the patient goes into trendelenburg position with the head tilted down so patients who have glaucoma can't have this. laproscopic surgery uses smaller incisions in the abdomen and patients heal up faster, but sometimes less of the abdomen can be seen with this technique.
I am a cancer doctor
at her age, it will be best for her now just to have a hysterectomy and bilateral removal of her ovaries to be safe, even if there is no cancer found. removal of the female organs can also make less worry about future cancers.