Re: Endometrial Hyperplasia
Hi. I had a polyp with what the doc said were atypical cells at its base removed in May. Nonstop bleeding for two months and severe anemia got me to go in, then they did sonogram, hysteroscopy with D&C to remove a polyp they found. The lab found precancerous cells with the polyp, so now they want me to have a total hysterectomy.
My doctor said some women choose to not have hysterectomy, but his experience is that there will likely be more polyps, and the condition should be constantly monitored. Articles I read mentioned how difficult it is to find early cancer cells further up along fallopian tubes, etc. if a future polyp grows there.
Yes, definitely: these polyps with the atypical pre-cancerous cells are likely to develop into full-blown cancer if left untreated. I doubt anyone could tell you how long it takes. I found one study willing to venture a guess: 25% progress to cancer.
Would appreciate feedback about whether my doctor is advising too drastic a measure at this point. Hate to lose my ovaries and their estrogen when likelihood of another polyp is only 25%.