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Unread 01-15-2010, 01:21 PM
Pre cancerous cells

I was told in Oct 09 after having a D&C for excessive bleeding that if the bleeding didnot stop I would need a
hysterectomy. I asked if they had found any cancer and was told no, but that the hysterectomy was for precautionery reasons. I said OK, but than later changed my mind. Than the doctor told me that they found precancer
cells in the lining of my uterus. This made me wonder why
I was not told this in the beginning and why I was not given
andy alternative other than a fully hysterectomy in which
they would have to open me up.

Do precancer cells always turn into cancer? I had lap band
surgery in Oct 09 and did not want to another surgery so
soon. Since I would have to be out of work for 6 weeks.
Should I get a second opinion and can I request by records from this GYN to take to another?
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Unread 01-15-2010, 03:09 PM
Re: Pre cancerous cells

Precancerous cells do not ALWAYS turn cancerous, but they do in high enough numbers that hysterectomy is a justifiable treatment. My sister had what you have and I had more advanced disease, and she feels extremely lucky that she had her hysterectomy at her stage instead of when I had mine. I sure wished mine had been caught at that stage and only needed surgery.

Janet
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Unread 01-15-2010, 05:00 PM
Re: Pre cancerous cells

lildoo48 -

You can most most certainly request your records and get additional opinions. you may even want to consult with a gynecological oncologist.

Sometimes even though a D&C shows pre-cancer, after the hysterectomy it is diagnosed as early stage cancer. My gyn-onc told me there is a fine line between pre-cancer and early stage cancer. Also reading pathology reports is as much of an art as a science. What one pathologist may read as pre-cancer another may read as early stage cancer.

Since this is a one-way trip and things can't be replaced afterward you definitely need to feel comfortable so get that 2nd or 3rd opinion.



G.
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Unread 01-16-2010, 02:35 PM
Re: Pre cancerous cells

A second (or third!) opinion is ALWAYS a good idea when considering medical treatment. And, we strongly recommend seeing a gyn/onc when cancer is suspected or diagnosed. They are the experts in this field, and you definitely want the best where your health is concerned.

Yes, the gyn/onc will be able to get your records, path reports, even the actual slides if he/she wants. The new office will have you sign a release form, and they should take it from there.

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Unread 01-17-2010, 09:32 PM
Re: Pre cancerous cells

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Originally Posted by lildoo48 View Post
I was told in Oct 09 after having a D&C for excessive bleeding that if the bleeding didnot stop I would need a
hysterectomy. I asked if they had found any cancer and was told no, but that the hysterectomy was for precautionery reasons. I said OK, but than later changed my mind. Than the doctor told me that they found precancer
cells in the lining of my uterus. This made me wonder why
I was not told this in the beginning and why I was not given
andy alternative other than a fully hysterectomy in which
they would have to open me up.

Do precancer cells always turn into cancer? I had lap band
surgery in Oct 09 and did not want to another surgery so
soon. Since I would have to be out of work for 6 weeks.
Should I get a second opinion and can I request by records from this GYN to take to another?
If you do need surgery perhaps you might be able to have the Davinci robotic lap procedure. That's what I had for my mod rad hyst and I also was not wanting surgery because my lapband surgery was 9 months prior. I recovered quite quickly and my stomach just looked like a dart board for awhile!
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