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A couple questions about possiblity of cancer? A couple questions about possiblity of cancer?

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Unread 03-16-2008, 08:05 AM
A couple questions about possiblity of cancer?

I have tried to search (and maybe i need help with that instead) about the possibilities of this being cancer.

Quick recap, 36, found a uterine mass, not sure what it is. Dr. didn't do a pelvic or any type of biopsy because it needed to come out anyway. It's about the size of the end of his thumb and causing me a lot of bleeding. (that's how i found it, bleeding mid cycle)

I have had papillary adeno carcinoma twice in my lifetime in the thyroid and lymphnodes and this part is what makes me a little nervous and wondering if it's why he's just going to remove it regardless.

I haven't flat out asked him if he thinks it is cancer. I did ask him what he thought it was and he said, 'most likely a polyp' but when researching polyp, cancer is almost always mentioned.

I'm honestly okay with any diagnosis, but I'm really wanting to get some details ironed out BEFORE surgery in case it IS cancer and I'm going to be doing treatments again. With kids, I need to have some sort of plan in place.

Any thoughts?
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Unread 03-16-2008, 08:19 AM
A couple questions about possiblity of cancer?

I have had polyps before and they were always benign... That was the only thing that was benign this time also... Everything else came back adenocarcinoma.. Good luck and here's hoping for everything to be B9.
Unread 03-16-2008, 09:24 AM
A couple questions about possiblity of cancer?


Which doctor have you seen for this? I'm thinking that you should speak to a gyn/onc before surgery, if you haven't already, in case this DOES turn out to be a malignancy. You want the experts there to deal with it, for sure, if it is cancer.

Ask your doc for details. You need to know what to expect.

Hoping for the big B-9 news! Please let us know what's going on and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Unread 03-16-2008, 09:24 AM
A couple questions about possiblity of cancer?

Okay see that's the cancer i had before....adenocarcinoma. When you say 'everything else came back' what do you mean? Were your polyps in your uterus? I'm just wondering what you mean.

Thank you so much for your reply!
Unread 03-16-2008, 09:25 AM
A couple questions about possiblity of cancer?

Thanks K9....I am having my OB/GYN take it out. Good idea to ask straight up about an OB/ONC!
Unread 03-16-2008, 11:10 AM
A couple questions about possiblity of cancer?

I have to agree with the above post jeweleeboo, that when a gynocological cancer is even a POSSIBILITY that seeking the care of a qualified gyn/onc is within your best interest. They deal with female cancers everday and perform 100's of surgeries annually for the same. I am not saying that what they found on your US is indeed cancer but I personally would want the expertise of a gyn-onc "just in case".

I am surprised with your past having andenocarcinoma in it that your gyn wouldn't have immediately referred you to an oncologist anyway. Could this be a recurrance of your original canceror is he not really saying anything other than it needs to come out and he will know after the pathology reports are in what is actually going on?

Once again....I HIGHLY advise you to ask for a referral from your OB-GYN to an ONCOLOGIST, they are the ones who are specifically trained in female cancers. This is NOT a cesearean section which a gyn is absolutely qualified to perform....this could possibly be cancer!!!! It is probably just a benign polyp which are oh so well known for causing pain and bleeding, but I would want to be in the best possible hands if it does turn out to be cancerous.

Thinking of you and sending you big bear hugs during your time of worry!!!
Unread 03-16-2008, 10:14 PM
A couple questions about possiblity of cancer?

Another big vote for consulting with a gyn/onc before having any further procedures, particularly since you have a history of cancer. They are the experts, and you definitley want the best where your health is concerned.

Don't worry about "hurting" your ob/gyns feelings, etc. This is not a reflection on him/her. This is about YOUR health and YOUR life! And, YOU deserve the best! (Trust me, if it were them or someone in their family, they'd been seeing a gyn/onc.)

Unread 03-17-2008, 05:09 PM
A couple questions about possiblity of cancer?

Yet another vote for a GYN/ONC!! You need to be your own health advocate and they are the specialists. You should ask for a referral to one before surgery, especially with your past medical history. An ob/gyn can't do the proper staging of cancer and you don't want to have to go through additional surgeries!!

Please, please, please make sure to see a GYN/ONC before your surgery!!

Unread 03-17-2008, 06:25 PM
A couple questions about possiblity of cancer?

Okay ladies...thank you so much. I have found ONE that is about 45 mins away but I'm hoping to get in BEFORE the surgery. I know about specialists here and they are booked out forever it seems.

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