Re: Mom has uterine polyp, worried about cancer!
How's your mom doing? Wanted to know what her symptoms are. My response is to not worry you but to give you faith about your mother. I had hysterectomy at age 40 for heavy bleeding, fatigue, and cramping which began as polyps. GYN did DandC to remove polyp hoping that would relieve symptoms, telling me polyps aren't cancerous. After DandC GYN told me he removed polyp so everything should be fine...but he called telling me the results returned from pathologist as pre-cancerous. Had surgery removing everything vaginally. Oncologist told me before hysterectomy I probably had a 1-2+ cancer stage, and if needed during surgery will do removal of lymph nodes, that it probably won't need dissection of nodes since uncommon at early stage. After surgery everything was fine, NO remaining cancer cells or ANY abnormal cells found...with residue where polyp was removed.??? So was hysterectomy needed?? No cancer, just polyp. So I'm really hopeful for your mother because I had these bad symptoms for years, without really questioning any severity. I also want to say just have faith during any pre diagnosis stages, until final diagnosis. I was told cancer, let's do hysterectomy NOW, I rushed to surgery w/o thinking of 2nd opinion. That's a great idea, no rush please. She'll be fine and better off knowing she has more than 1 doc giving their opinion. If I were to do again, I'd never have vaginal surgery. Please tell her to ask about the options, because I believe it may be little more rough recovery from hysterectomy from abdomen, but too many nerves not seen and cut in vagina!! She should keep ovaries if possable!! But if already on HRT for menopause get rid of everything!!!! KIT and God Bless You and Your Mother!