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Mom had Breast Cancer/Keep Ovaries? Mom had Breast Cancer/Keep Ovaries?

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Unread 03-19-2012, 01:03 PM
Mom had Breast Cancer/Keep Ovaries?

I am 36 & scheduled for TLH in 2 days... The more I read, I am starting to question whether I should have my ovaries removed also b/c my Mom was 45 when diagnosed w/ Breast Cancer. Can anyone help?
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Unread 03-19-2012, 01:19 PM
Re: Mom had Breast Cancer/Keep Ovaries?

My mom and grandma both had small cancer tumors in their breasts by 35. Mom also had uterine very young, luckily only surgery needed. I decided not to chance it and had it all removed. Everyone is different though, do your homework and do what you are comfortable with. Good luck!
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Unread 03-19-2012, 01:35 PM
Re: Mom had Breast Cancer/Keep Ovaries?

rene1215-Do you know if the surgery would require more time, if I decided to have ovaries removed? I have my surgery scheduled for 9:30 am Wed & do NOT want to reschedule. Thanks for your help!
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Unread 03-19-2012, 08:41 PM
Re: Mom had Breast Cancer/Keep Ovaries?

You should speak to your doctor about whether or not you should remove your ovaries, given your family history. You can also ask him or her about the time.

(((Hugs)))
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Unread 03-20-2012, 02:12 AM
Re: Mom had Breast Cancer/Keep Ovaries?

My mom an aunt are breast cancer survivors. My doctor advised me that I was too young to have my ovaries removed. But every doctor is different.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 06:44 AM
Re: Mom had Breast Cancer/Keep Ovaries?

Thanks girls... I think the nerves are just really starting to kick in (today is pre-testing & tomorrow is the surgery). When I originally got the news about having to have the TLH, I was cool as a cucumber, now, not so much!
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Unread 03-20-2012, 08:30 AM
Re: Mom had Breast Cancer/Keep Ovaries?

You will be fine. Praying for a speedy recovery.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 08:23 PM
Re: Mom had Breast Cancer/Keep Ovaries?

This surgery can cause much turmoil, and sometimes it can sneak up on you. That is not unusual.

We are here for you sweetie and we will be waiting for you on the other side.

(((Hugs)))
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