Re: Cancer in the Uterus. Now having a Hysterectomy
I'm sorry to hear this, Erin.
My understanding is that uterine cancer is slow-growing and not very aggressive, as compared to other cancers.
It's considered an easy cancer to treat- the cure rate is high.
My understanding is that 70% of cases or more are found in the very earliest stages (before they begin to invade other organs), and that in these cases a hysterectomy cures it completely, without the need for further treatment.
I don't think, however, that they can stage the cancer with 100% accuracy until after the hysterectomy, when the uterus will be sent to a lab and examined.
So yes, chances are very good that you will not need further treatment after your hysterectomy, but they won't know that 100% for sure until afterward.
Again, I'm sorry about your diagnosis. Uterine cancer is pretty rare in women under 50, so it's just plain bad luck that you have it. But good luck, I guess, that it's such a highly treatable and curable type of cancer.
I wish you a painless surgery and a speedy recovery.
Last edited by Kali333; 01-11-2011 at 02:41 PM.