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This helps tremendously. I wish I could go to the Mayo Clinic but I don't have the kind of insurance that would allow me to do so. I live in Atlanta with a lot of great hospitals and doctors. I believe the doctor they referred me to is a good one but probably not the best. And yes, he is a surgical oncologist. I have gotten a lot of references from friends and from friend's doctors which has been great but their advice is to first go to the one who I have been referred to first and if I am unhappy then to go after another top doc.

They haven't told me what procedures I am booked for on this first visit. So far I've had an ultrasound and the ROMA blood test. I thought they couldn't do a biopsy on a cervical mass as it may cause it to spread?

I appreciate all your help. It's the waiting and not knowing that is driving me mad.

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The waiting is the worst! Biopsies are commonly used diagnostic tests done safely to rule out ovarian and cervical cancer. Often tumors are benign (non-cancerous).

I understood in your original message that the mass was on your ovary. Is it on or in the ovary? Your latest post refers to a cervical mass. Is the mass on your ovary or cervix?