Hi April – I just had a 21cm mass removed from my left ovary (two weeks ago). They did pathology of the mass during the surgery and a full pathology of other organs afterward with a result of Stage 1 Ovarian. I start chemo in a couple weeks.
Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor questions, no matter what they are. For me, it was helpful to know as much as possible about the surgery, all possible outcomes, and what the risks were. The unknown is scary, so it helped me a lot to know what to expect, as much as I could.
Also don’t hesitate to reach out to family and friends for help, even with little things. I’ve found they want to help, but may not know how.