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      about 2 years ago
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      Hi,

      I don't have an answer for you, but I can speak about parts of my own experience. A cancer diagnosis is stressful. No matter who you are and how calm you tend to be, there is a great deal of anxiety attached to all parts of the situation. If you're like me, there will still be a great deal of anxiety every time you have a follow-up scan or test, even if the situation eventually is determined not to be a return of cancer. Knowing what peace of mind I've lost in the past 3 years, and knowing that one is never truly sure that cancer won't recur, I would choose to take every precaution and treatment at the beginning of treatment. As much as we all value other aspects of our lives, if we don't have lives, then the other aspects, no matter how important they are, will be gone.

      over 2 years ago
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      Gardener

      Unfortunately, the answers those Dr's gave you certainly would have sent me over the edge too.
      It isn't about "you don't need those things" its about being proactive in treating your cancer based on the pathology report and recommendations of the gynecological community. As you will see here on this site, none of us have been able to see down the road and how our decisions might place us in a difficult spot in the future. Recommendations are done based on research.

      over 2 years ago
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      MsMope

      I had a complete hysterectomy last December. I'm glad my lady parts have been removed. Why? Because I realize they were pre-cancerous lumps of tissue really no different than the polyps removed during colonoscopies. My female organs were the places my cancer was most likely to recur. Why would I want to keep those time bombs in my body?

      I suspect your doctors are trying to save your life rather than your sex life. You get to choose which you value more. Good luck.

      over 2 years ago
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      lilymadeline

      YES! YES! YES! You may get a little drier but talk to your gyno about creams for that. And Phoenix76 is completely right about shrinking a bit if that area is radiated. Who would think at my age it would shrink! ;-) Yes have fun and enjoy life!!!!!!

      over 2 years ago
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      Honestly, I had the worst fear of losing my love of sex after my hysterectomy. I had heard many women talk about how they stopped wanting it or that it was just too painful. At 39 I thought I was cursed to a life of abstinence.
      After I was given the okay from my oncologist to resume 'normal' activities I was terrified to. Being single didn't help. Luckily I found a friend who was happy to help me out. Lol
      Who knew even without radiation you have a second virginity! The first time was a bit painful but it did lessen and does each time. My oncologist recommended having sex at least 3 times a week. Kinda like a workout routine to keep everything flexible. Lol
      My sex drive has not weakened for lack of estrogen...since i believe my mind to be the biggest sexual organ. though dryness can put you in a uncomfortable state any time that has been my nagging issue only.

      over 2 years ago
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      What's the difference between a hysterectomy, a full hysterectomy and a radical hysterectomy?

      over 2 years ago
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