I got into the specialist early due to a cancellation, so I went yesterday.
He is scheduling a date for surgery to get rid of it. He has to book it with the OR so he couldn't give me a date. He said it is bigger than a hockey puck, smaller than a softball.
On the down side he's calling it a tumor, not a cyst. I know it's just terminology, but it scares the living crap out of me. He said it's dense in matter (??) so that makes it more tumor-like than cyst-like. He has not personally seen a case of Ovarian cancer in someone my age (30), the youngest he has had is 38, but most are over 50.
So he said there's 3 ways the surgery can go -
1) it's a cyst, and he can get rid of it and leave the ovary intact.
2) It's a cyst or benign tumor and it may have suffocated the ovary and they may have to take the whole ovary and fallopian tube to get rid of the cyst (in this case the ovary is not functioning anyways so it's not 'losing' anything).
3) It's a malignant tumor and in that case they would call pathology and depending if it spread or whatever they could have to do a hysterectomy.
He said 3 is not likely and he doesn't think it's that, but he thought I should be prepared just in case.
So now I just wait for a date.
BTW - please don't mention anything on fb, I don't want to share that much on there. Thanks!