I recently had my ovaries and falopian tubes removed because of a tumour. This turned out to be cancerous but it was removed intact and CT scans showed that the cancer had not spread. However, I have been recommended to have 6 cycles of chemotherapy for preventative reasons. Fine. However, I have been told that although there are no signs of the cancer I will probably have to have a hysterectomy but I cannot understand why this is necessary. Does anyone have an answer to this.
Hi. Thanks for your reply. The op was carried out by a gynacological surgeon. The cancer was a stage 1a as it was just contained within one ovary. It has been put at a grade 3 though because it is a 'clear cell' cancer. Subsequent CT scans show that it hasn't spread anywhere else which is a relief. I will be commencing chemo on 5th Aug in order to get rid of any cells that might be floating around looking for a home. The thing I do not understand is why they want me to have a hysterectomy after the chemo if there no other signs of cancer.
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