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    SarahPants asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    Borderline (LMP) tumors, IVF, and Insurance

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      nancyjac

      I'm not sure what you mean by borderline tumors. If they were removed then there should be a pathology report that identifies whether they were malignant or not.

      almost 2 years ago
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      Thanks CarolIN! I did hear back from my Dr. and he did say that it was cancer and that he would sign off for the IVF and the insurance. It looks like the insurance will pay for cancer patients consultation and diagnostic testing, but that's it :( Boohoo. At least they recommended some funds that sponsor IVF for cancer patients. I'll try them out.
      Nancyjac- yes- "borderline" or LMP serous epithelial tumors are my pathology. They are a specific kind of rare ovarian cancer more commonly found in younger women. They're mostly chemo resistant and usually slow growing- partly malignant partly benign cells. I was confused when I first heard as well. My overall prognosis is good (knock on wood), as long as I can remove my ovaries before it spreads anymore. Hence, the rush to save my eggs as soon as possible.
      Thank you both for replying! I'll let you know what happens. Maybe my husband and I will just have to pop out a kid (really fast) on our own- haha!

      almost 2 years ago
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      Dreynolds

      Thanks for this info. I had surgery in June for the same borderline tumors... It is very confusing. They are cancer and my insurance covered it. Vaginal hysterectomy with biopsies. Staged at II b/c.

      over 1 year ago
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    Barb! I miss you! Hope you're well. Hugs!

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      Barb

      Hey, Sarah...I'm doing great. Had a few setbacks but I'm on track now. I hope all is well. I know you've had another surgery. How is it going? Let me know. Think of you often.
      Barb

      about 2 years ago
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      SarahPants

      Oh no! I'm sorry. Are you ok? I'm glad to hear that you're doing better now. Yes, I had my second surgery a few weeks ago. I'm still home mostly relaxing on the couch (the Dr. doesn't want me to drive or do much). I'm feeling pretty well, which is really fantastic. How is everything else going for you? Is your husband doing well. I think of you often as well :o) Hugs and love!

      about 2 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Fertility sparing surgery): I just had my second surgery on Monday (April 2). They removed two tumors from my left ovary as well as new lesions in my uterus. I must have the most nimble and crafty surgeon, because he was able to spare some of my left ovary and didn't take the whole thing. This gives me a little bit more wiggle room to try to conceive a child or prepare for IVF with my own eggs. I feel incredibly fortunate that he's a master with fertility sparing surgery.