Hysterectomy for uterine cancer

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Having fluid in the uterine cavity does not necessarily indicate uterine cancer. The presence of uterine fibroids, which are non-cancerous tumors in the walls of the uterus, may also lead to accumulation of intrauterine fluid by causing narrowing of the cervical opening. There is also a study done by Maturitas, et al (see http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378512204001781) in which 74 postmenopausal women with endometrial fluid accumulation were evaluated. Only 5.
What affect does being on estrogen have on possibly developing breast cancer later on? Whenever I go for my mammogram they always ask if I am on HRT. Please help! I need a new persepctive on this. My surgery is Dec.6. Thanks!
My gynecologist thinks that I should not be having any periods at all at my age and because of the chance of uterine cancer with the tamoxifen he feels that a radical hysterectomy is the way to go. Just looking to hear other opinions.
I would be grateful if there is anyone who can tell me how it has been if they have had a hysterectomy following cyst investigation. I have two children, and am preparing myself for the possibilities of what may happen during the op. I am going to go for the laprascopic investigation and give consent for the consultant to operate on me if he thinks it is necessary. But I will only do this if I feel that the information on life after a hysterectomy appears to be bearable.
I am an avid runner who will be undergoing a hysterectoy, uterine prolapse and bladder prolapse reconstruction. Will I be able to resume my running after surgery without damaging repairs to my bladder and rectum?
But it definitely was the best option for me to get that hysterectomy. They discovered my bladder was folded and stuck to my uterus & they had to be surgically separated.
I recently had a D& C which showed endometrial cancer. Then had a hysterectomy which was supposed to be the end of it. Lymph nodes, tubes, ovaries all clear but because malig. cells showed up in pertoneal wash, I was upgraded to IIIA Grade 1.. What can I expect from here? Have an appt with gyn/onc at the end of the month, but my reg. gyn could/would not tell me what to expect.
Both were extremely painful. Uterine and cervical cancer run in my family very strong with most having hystorectomy, LEEP or endometrial abrasion done. My question is: my biopsy came back benign on both tests. I want a hystorectomy. My guy oncologists nurse have put me in on the 16th of April for the surgery. I will meet with my doc on 8th to discuss everything. Am I jumping the gun or making the wrong choice?
I was diagnosed in late 2004 and had my hysterectomy in January 2005 for Endometrial Cancer I had everything out bar for one ovary, which at the time everyone was realy comfortable with (gyn/onc included) due to the fact that the pathology was so good.
Trish, I am so sorry that I cannot help with you any info on Uterine Cancer. There is a site, hystersisters....they have a cancer concerns forum and there are women there with Uterine cancer that can help answer your questions, also, try asking Dr Goodman, she should be able to offer you advice.
Are there any statistics on women who have had a hysterectomy because of uterine fibroids who later developed breast cancer?
Because both uterine fibroid tumors and some types of breast cancer (all my mother's tumors) are caused by estrogen, my Gyn and I are talking about a hysterectomy with ovaries removed. This would take care of the uterine fibroids and the thought was that the decreased estrogen could possibly make my risk of breast cancer decreased. My question is if having my ovaries removed would reduce my risk of breast cancer and by what percentage?
I don't know what other options there are for me because of my history of dcis. I do know that my cancer was not tested for estrogen receptor so that question will remain unknown. I have always been told that my uterus was large and bulky. There is also a family history of menstrual problems qith my mom have a hysterectomy at age 37 and both my older sisters suffering with my same symptoms. Any advice?
He said that a full hysterectomy is not as necessary. But down the road, there is a chance of getting uterine or cervical cancer. I don't really want to have either surgery, but I refuse to go through chemo again. So now I don't know which surgery to have. The full hysterectomy or have just the tubes and ovaries removed? I have done some research and there are schools of thought leaning in both directions.
I don't know what other options there are for me because of my history of dcis. I do know that my cancer was not tested for estrogen receptor so that question will remain unknown. I have always been told that my uterus was large and bulky. There is also a family history of menstrual problems qith my mom have a hysterectomy at age 37 and both my older sisters suffering with my same symptoms. Any advice?
Also she has a very strong family history of uterine and colon cancer. She is only 51 years old and has four wonderful children and two grandchildren with a new one on the way in March. I am sick over this. Anyone is this the normal course of treatment or what? Thanks!
My cancer was estrogen and progesterone negative, yet my doctor says I am at a higher risk or ovarian, uterine and colon cancer. I have a uterine fibroid that is causing menstrual problems and she recommends a full hysterectomy. I have some concerns and wonder if it is necessary.
As far as if you should get a full one- I have heard there is some connection between ovarian cancer and uterine cancer. But I think it would be best to talk to your gyn to determine if this risk is enough to outweigh any negative impact having the ovaries removed and hormonal treatment might have on your health.
they tell her to expect a hysterectomy, but while we are waiting. please help!!!! the two biopsys showed benign tissue around the mass- yea, they didn't even get the biopsy from the mass after two tries. so, we are now waiting for the MRI results. Please if anyone has come across this before- the mass is 219.9 mm.. thank you.
I had uterine cancer 7 years ago. I still have my cervix and ovaries. For the past few months I have had constant watery diarrhea, bad left side pelvic/groin pain, bloating, gas, can only eat small amounts most of the time. I'm tired all the time too. I have had a vaginal ultrasound and it showed that I have cysts on my right ovary. But no pain on that side. I had a colonoscopy last week and it shows nothing, the biopsies were negative. My blood work was fine.
if this is what you have there are two cures a chemically (drug) induced menopause or a hysterectomy. Are you in discomfort.? typically this condition causes the uterus to become heavy and apply pressure to the bladder causeing frequent bathroom trips, and uncomfortable crampy periods...This is just an educated guess on my part,please discuss this with your doctor..I dont think its any concern as far as being a cancer..depending on the situation you may be facing a surgery...
Since that time, the lumps have increased and resulted in my having a needle aspiration (for the 2nd time) in 2008, which showd no cancer. Simultaneously, I was diagnosed with Uterine Fibroid Tumors, heavy menstrual cycles, which led to me developing severe anemia. Against my better judgement, I followed a regime recommended by a VA Gynecologist that included birth control pills(Lo/Ovral.
A hysteroscopy is what the dr does, not a hysterectomy for this problem. They go in thur your vagina. No incisions are made. Cramping and bleeding is what can be expected after the surgery. You would want any polyps removed before you tried for a baby, they stop implantation from occurring. If you have any other questions feel free to message me and I will help you best I can. Best of luck!
HX OF BREAST CANCER STAGE 1 - HER 2 POSITIVE WITH NO LYMPH NODE INFILTRATION. ALSO FAMILY HX OF BREAST CA.-ONCOTYPE DX SHOWS ONLY 10% GENETIC- COMPLETED RADIATION- NO CHEMO (can't have two parents on chemo at same time) ON TAMOXIFEN 20 MG. FOR ALITTLE OVER 1 YR NOW. NOW GYN DR SUGGEST HYSTERECTOMY FOR POLYPS & ABNORMAL CELL STRUCTURE. SHE STATES THAT THE TAMOXIFEN IS PROBABLY TO CAUSE. 1) IS THAT TRUE? 2) IS A HYSTERECTOMY REALLY NECESSARY?? ANY INFO WOULD GREATLY BE APPRECIATED!
They are suggesting a oopherectomy and then take Arimidex for 5 years. Wondering if it would be better to have a full hysterectomy or just let them take the ovaries. My cancer is hormone positive. No problems with uterus, etc. Please advise the pros and cons of doing one or the other.
After having a vaginal hysterectomy, my Mom (mid 60's) went back to her obgyn for her hysterectomy follow up and was told she had Stage 2 cancer. Here is exactly what the Dr. said: "invasive adenocarcinoma. Invasion into outer half of muscle of uterus. No extension to outside of uterus. Stage 2". He wrote this down for my mom. How does this all sound to you?
I had large uterine fibroids that were not responsive to Lupron. I bled for 2 years constantly before having a hysterectomy at age 29. The GYN removed my uterus, and on ovary and tube because it was covered in cysts and the tube was twisted. In the interim my daughter who is now 20 years old had several cysts on her ovary and torsion of one of her tubes and had the ovary and tube removed at age 13. In 2004 I was diagnosed with SLE after having a pericardial effusion.
Cancer is at least 2 years along - have had radical hysterectomy and taxol and carboplatin. Now CT with Contrast scans show cancer is in lungs. Have been on Tamoxifen for 6 months (20 mg AM and 20 mg PM). Depending on the results from the CT on February 10 (which I will discuss with my Oncologist on February 18th) I am slated for 8 cycles of Doxorubicin / Cisplatin to begin on February 19th.
She is still learning how to use a discussion board so I'm helping. Mom is 64, uterine cancer was unexpectedly found after vaginal hysterectomy. Because of that, lymph nodes were not sampled. Cancer was invasive adenocarcinoma, and was confined to uterus as far as we know but was 80% into uterus muscle. Gym Onc said he was confident it did not reach lymph nodes and did a ct scan. Staged at 1B (used to be called 1C).
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