• I am stage I, but I still have to undergo a complete hysterectomy. How is that possible?

    Asked by HardyGirl on Thursday, February 21, 2013

    I am stage I, but I still have to undergo a complete hysterectomy. How is that possible?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Stage I endometrial cancer is often curable with a hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy surgery. If your cancer is in a very early stage and low grade and you want to preserve your ability to have children, you may be able to have hormone therapy rather than a hysterectomy. However, it is not considered a standard treatment for stage I cancer. If you choose this form of treatment, your physician will probably recommend a hysterectomy when you are done having children. You don't have to do anything, the final decision is yours, but a hysterectomy is most always the primary treatment protocal for any stage of endometrial cancer.

      over 5 years ago
    • hogfan03's Avatar

      I am in early stage cervical cancer and going in for a radical hysterectomy on Monday. I was still planning to have children because I have none now. I discussed this with my gyn oncologist and he said this was the best option to make sure I get rid of the cancer. I was in complete shock but i am saving my ovaries knowing I will have other options for children. I completely understand what your going thru and I wish you the best.

      over 5 years ago
    • derbygirl's Avatar

      The doctor gave you the option that gives you the best chance of beating the cancer. However you as the patient have the choice of what to do. Talk to your doctor about all the options and if necessary, ask for a second opinion. So many patients I dealt with always thought they had no choice in the matter. They thought they had to do what the doctor said because they know best. A good doctor will not be offended if you ask questions or ask for a second opinion before you sign the consent form. Just be honest about your feelings so your doctor can give you the best possible care. Take care.

      over 5 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      The personality of the cancer plays a big role in developing a treatment plan..if the cancer shows signs of being agressive regardless of stage the Dr's will choose a more agressive approch.
      By all means get a second opinion and tell the Dr. of your concerns but then get the suggested treatment, acceot that it was the best choice and count your blessings.

      over 5 years ago
    • miabearfan's Avatar

      please contact me if you want to chat or compare progress notes. I am 14 days out from surgery - Total Hysterectomy and removal of lymph nodes. I believe your doctor gave you the best option possible based on how agressive endometrial cancer can be. Best of all things to you, M

      over 5 years ago

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