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Unread 05-19-2005, 06:59 AM
when is it discovered?

Hi Everyone. I've checked other posts and am having trouble finding the answer to this question.

I have a tah scheduled on 6/1 and am also having ovary's removed. The surgery is for fibroids, probable endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding. My D & C did not come up with any irregularities, and sonogram's have come back normal except for fibroids and possible ovarion cycsts at one time or another.

Have other people had cancer found during the hysterectomy itself? Until recently, I never considered that might be a possibility of this. My obgyn never discussed this with me, and I certainly never thought about it when I've met with her.

Thanks for your wisdom, ladies!


ps -- if this should be in the pre-op thread -- please accept my apology!
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Unread 05-19-2005, 07:57 AM
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tpsw, I had TAH/BSO 15 years ago for fibroids and heavy bleeding. No cancer was suspected or found. Did find a little endo which was not known previously. I would think even though cancer may not be suspected, it can sometimes be found. Probably rare. Pathology is done for it. And it is VERY VERY (?) rare that cancer is found in fibroids. Rare enough that you should not worry about it.

I breezed through surgery and recovery and have had no pain or problems in the years since. Good luck.

Mary D.
Unread 05-19-2005, 04:23 PM
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s tpsw

Please try and relax.
I think everyone who faces major surgery has that nagging cancer question quietly hidden in the background.
I think you will do just fine.

oxoxox karenann
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Unread 05-19-2005, 04:49 PM
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Sometimes cancer is suspected before surgery and sometimes it is not. According to my oncologist/gynecologist they will know the true answer once surgery is performed.

Even though cancer is not suspected in your case (thank goodness) I would still have an oncologist/gynecologist perform the surgery. They are the true experts, know exactly what to look for and how to treat their findings.

Good luck to you.
Unread 05-19-2005, 08:04 PM
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I agree with Rosalie- The Gyn/onc are the ones to have, their expertise in the field is amazing. I was one of the ones that cancer was not suspected, but it was found, it was the biopsy that revealed that I had cancer.
Good luck to you
Unread 05-26-2005, 03:01 AM
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Hi there
Like Snickers my cancer was discovered following the removal of an ovarian cyst and cancer had not been not suspected. In fact it wasn't until after I had been discharged and the path results came back that my gyn phoned me with the news. I have to say that I'm so glad that it was discovered.
Unread 05-27-2005, 09:15 AM
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Hi! I have a friend who was told she did have cancer and the surgery discovered that she didn't, so I suppose it could go both ways. Good luck to you... luck seems to have a lot to do with all of this! Best wishes, too

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