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Cancer Concern & Had Post Menopause Total Hysterectomy 7/7/21

The week before last, I had a second cancer scare (1st was breast cancer back in 201😎 and had surgery for that plus genetic testing and tested out for having the genes that cause cancer but not hereditary type. In April during typical gynecological exam, my position found suspicion of a cyst on the Rt. ovary & scheduled me for scans to be done, the scans confirmed I had a large cyst on the right ovary I was told the size was about the size of a quarter and later saw the scans confirming this, because I have a cancer risk factor it was thought that I should have a total hysterectomy after discussing it more with my doctor I went through with it I feel well and will be getting the results tomorrow. The concern is I'm 61 years old and have MS (diagnosed in February 2019) is bone and brain health, we all have learned what happens when hormones are no longer made in the body, and for women, once the ovaries are removed there is no longer hormon production, so my concern is mainly about the brain and memory, and; having MS and how all of this will now impact my life and the lives of other women that may have gone through this. Thanks for taking time to read this, and please for share.๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Sorry the year should have been red breast surgery in 2018, and of course no sunglass-emoji.๐Ÿ˜• (A reflex typo error) Thanks, Contalita๐Ÿ™‚

    1. , I am sorry you have had to deal with cancer scares on top of MS! That's a lot to cope with! I am glad the surgery and recovery went smoothly and I hope your results are good! Please free to come back and update us, if you feel comfortable doing so. And I hope this is the LAST cancer scare you have to deal with! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

      1. first off I hope you are healing well from your major surgery. It's been two weeks but it can take quite a while to get back to normal with a hysterectomy.

        I have had several women friends who have both MS and breast cancer; they are all survivors and have had to jump through additional hoops, but they're all doing well. I hope this helps!

        Best wishes, Tamara, MultipleSclerosis.net community advocate

        1. Oh my heart goes out to you. Not an easy place to be in! CT for kidney infection 2.5 years ago found a lesion on my ovary and further investigation found endometrial cancer. So I had a radical hysterectomy 2 years ago. If you can at least keep a part of the other ovary, I would highly recommend it. I am still not back to normal, although much approved. Make sure to do your research before making any final decisions! And hope you can have the DaVinci robotic surgey. It's faster recovery, but higher risk with larger lesions for a recurrence. Best of luck to you and keep us posted๐ŸŒธ

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