Hi everyone, I've just joined this forum to read up on ovarian cancer as I am terrified I have it. Back in July I went to the doctor as I had had unexplained weight loss. My weight has dropped from 59 to 52 kilos since the start of the year without any obvious changes in lifestyle. I also developed a bout of chronic fatigue and my legs were like lead. From being very active, I suddenly couldn't even walk upstairs. My GP did a full blood test, all the parts of which came back normal, though I don't know whether she did a specific test for ovarian cancer. After a couple of weeks, the tiredness became less and I was able to get on with my life.
Then a couple of weeks ago I found a lump in my pelvis. At the time there were no more symptoms, but the doctor has referred me for an urgent scan. Since my doctors visit I have again developed chronic fatigue, I have no appetite and my back is killing me, though I have very little pain in my abdomen. Also my bowel movements move from normal (for me) to constipated. I have no diarrhea and no blood in my poo. I am 58 years old
I am worrying myself sick as all the signs point to cancer and there doesn't seem to be another logical explanation for my symptoms. I have cried buckets and my family are also very upset.
I know it's sensible to wait for the scan, but I just need more information. Does it sound like ovarian cancer and if so, how far advanced does it sound?
Any help will be much appreciated.
Thank you and bless you all xx