Uterine cancer? Can't understand ultrasound

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Uterine cancer? Can't understand ultrasound

Hi, I hope it's ok to post this question there. I'm freaking out big time so just quickly joined to post a question. I had an ultrasound done a couple of weeks ago to have a look at my vagina because a have a bladder prolapse, they did an internal ultrasound as well. I went back to my gyno last Wednesday and he said they found some things but he's not sure if I'm having symptoms, he said to get blood tests and then we might do a biopsy. I asked if it was serious and he said well that's what we'll find out and then he sent me on my way. I asked when having the blood tests what they were for and basically they were all for cancer. I can't get into my gyno for another three weeks and I am a mess. Can't sleep, can't eat, can't concentrate. I am so confused as to why he's even testing me for cancer. The ultrasound results were as followed- the myometrium is inhomogeneous with a small cyst within the anterior myometrium. The endometrium is homogeneous but there is a tiny cyst within the lower endometrium that measure 2.4mm and a further area of poor delineation of the jun tonal zone within the mid portion of the anterior myometrium and endometrium. Within the posterior body of the uterus there is a 9mm intramural hypoechoic solid lesion sonographically suggestive of a fibroid. Both ovaries are identified, the right is of normal size and appearance. There is a collapsing corpus literal cyst within the left ovary. The adnexa is unremarkable. The vagina vault is unremarkable. The conclusion suggests a repeat ultrasound in 10 weeks and mentions it may be adenomyosis. Does anyone understand this ultrasound and why the dr has sent me for cancer tests? In not sure what part may indicate cancer? I'm 35 years old with a 17 yr old and 9 yr old. I did have unexplained clear discharge and pain during sex around 4 years ago but I had ultrasounds and testing and it came back clear. I have no bleeding in between periods but a couple of my period were heavier than usual last year and now they are lighter than they used to be. I do have cramping all month long. I am convinced I have had cancer this whole time and it has spread. I have had some aches and pains lately and haven't been feeling great. I'm sorry to ramble but I am already planning my goodbyes in my head. I actually feel like I'm going mad and I'm Not sure if its intuition or if I'm over reacting. Any advice on the meaning of the ultrasound would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Hi Nat, I do not understand the results of your ultrasound, but I think you should sit down with your GP and have them explain it all to you in words that you understand if you can't get in to see your Gyno for three weeks. Your Gyno is just being thorough and ticking off all the boxes, hence the ultrasound and blood tests. Remember, they have not mentioned the big scary words beginning with L (lymphoma) or C (carcinoma) yet because they are still gathering information. You may yet be told that all you need is a D & C to clear things up a bit because of the fibroids. The blood test may have been done because of the fibroid because these can be sometimes be cancerous. I was diagnosed with Uterine Cancer in July 2011 (adenocarcenoma). I did not have any symptoms at the time. It was only because I was seriously ill with another condition that my cancer was picked up at all. Please try to relax and don't over analyse things based upon the ladies at the pathology centre telling you the blood test were for cancer indicators. You may be working yourself up over nothing. Wait until you see your Gyno again, when they have all the information in front of them and can give you a proper diagnosis. Then you will know if anything is wrong or if things will be ok. I wish you all the best with your results, and please, take it easy on yourself and try not to focus on th scary stuff at the moment. It may not be warranted. The Rowan.
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Thank you for your reply and kind words, I'm trying not to worry but it's hard since I'm a worrier by nature anyway. I just wish I could find out for sure what's going on, everything feels so uncertain right now.
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Hi Nat, I hope you have been able to get some explanations from your GP, while you wait to see the Gyno again. It is difficult to stay positive whilst waiting for results, but it is better for the specialists to be certain about potential problems, rather than jumping to conclusions. I'm sure if the blood tests show any problems, then your gyno appt will be brought forward. I was 36yrs when diagnosed with early stage endometrial cancer, over 11yrs ago ... it is very scariest time, waiting to know if there is anything to be really be concerned about ... I wish you a good outcome from your test results ... Sam
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