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Unread 11-09-2003, 06:02 PM
Endometrial Cancer in Young Women

I’ve been recently diagnosed with Endometrial Cancer. Since I'm only 34 years old I was wondering what other women close to my age have done when faced with the choice of leaving or removing their ovaries.

According to most doctors it is standard care to have a TAH/BSO, but since this disease is so rare in someone my age I was hoping to hear from others that may have gone though this.


Surgery Date: November 17th, 2003 for TAH/BSO
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Unread 11-09-2003, 07:01 PM
Endometrial Cancer in Young Women

Hi Lynn..

Unfortunately cancer does not discriminate and can happen to anyone woman at any age. I know that it is a tough decision as to what to do but being healthy and alive should be your number one concern.

Keep in touch.

Unread 11-10-2003, 07:12 AM
Endometrial Cancer in Young Women

Hi Lynn,
I to thought I was to young at 37 but it happened to me. I had my surgery June 3, 2002 diagnosed with Endometrial Cancer Stage 1 Grade 1 very early, found only on a polyp and that was the only place the cancer was. Had TAH/BSO. I had everything removed just in case better safe than sorry. I do not take HRT, I have mild to morderate hot flashes every now and then (my husband has gotten use to me throwing the covers off me then 5min later put them back on. HA HA) I have no trouble sleeping or with Sex everything works fine, I know some women do have trouble with those items I metioned. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail.
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Unread 11-14-2003, 10:48 AM
Endometrial Cancer in Young Women

I apologize in advance for the length of this post. I clearly remember how desperately I looked for this kind of information before my surgery.

I was 31 when I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer last spring. I had already known for some time that I had Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. I made the decision to have my ovaries taken out for a number of reasons. My ovaries were enlarged and cystic, and there was also a possiblity that there would eventually be cancerous development. My hormones were also wildly out of whack, so taking them out would theoretically allow my hormone levels to drop to a more normal level, and then make a transition to HRT.

Would I make the same decision, knowing what I know now, 6 mos. post op? I'm not sure. My moods are much more stable now, although that isn't necessarily a pleasant thing on those days when I'm in a stable bad mood. Any form of sexual arousal is gone. I'm trying to talk to my miscellaneous doctors about adding testosterone, but am having a bit of difficulty with that at this point, because the doctor that I saw for my 6 month checkup is neither my primary care doctor nor the one who did my surgery. (I have REALLY weird insurance.) He was completely uninterested in discussions about testosterone, which ticked me off. But I digress...

The best part about not having my ovaries is not worrying that they will be a place for cancer to come back. The worst part is clearly the lack of sexual anything. (Although I'm told that sexual problems can occur even when ovaries are left.)

I wish that I had spent more time researching HRT, and talking to my doctor about his opinions on various types and delivery methods of HRT, so that I would have been better aware of a possiblity for hesitation when it came to testosterone.

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