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Hysterectomy what to expect afterwards?

Gynecologic Cancers | Last Active: Oct 24, 2022 | Replies (56)

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@sophiem77

An oncologist told me I needed a total hysterectomy after an in office biopsy showed endometrial hyperplasia with atypia

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Sophie I am sorry that you are going through this. I just received the same diagnosis this past Monday and have surgery scheduled for Oct 17th. I am told that the reason they do this is that 40% of patients have underlying cancer. I am terrified, and also frustrate to wait a month to have my surgery, knowing cancer could be there. Were you also told they will remove lymph nodes during the surgery?

@sophiem77. My understanding, from reading, is that a endometrial hyperplasia with atypia raises the risk of developing endometrial or uterine cancer. If a woman is perimenopausal or postmenopausal I can see why a hysterectomy would be recommended. It's always the patient's choice what she wants to do.
Here is some information from Cleveland Clinic.

-Endometrial Hyperplasia
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16569-atypical-endometrial-hyperplasia