Hysterectomy what to expect afterwards?

Posted by cheriels @cheriels, Aug 29 9:47am

Hi tomarrow I see the Doctor at Mayo Clinic Rochester and if I have a radical hysterectomy what are the steps to recovery and how long are you laid up and do you have minimal pain and how long is your hospital stay? Just so much going through my brain want to recover fast cause my Fiancé just found out he has Prostrate Cancer this past Friday and I want to be able to be there for him. He has to to decide what action he is going to do, but waiting for me first to see what is gonna happen? I don’t want him to wait to long he needs to get his cancer taken care of also. Thanks

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Gm
I had my two scans yesterday and from what I gather my endometrioid cancer has not spread. This was what the the person who looked at it and was this person impression the last line on the scan result:
IMPRESSION:
Solitary FDG avid uterine biopsy-proven malignancy. No evidence of nodal or distant
metastatic disease.
Final

So am I correct the cancer has not spread? If this is correct another weight lifted off my shoulder hopefully caught it in early stage.

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@starko

Hi
Had a hysterectomy a few years ago after detecting ovarian cancer C. Not a big deal. Spent overnight at Mayo, Phoenix. Tests revealed there was no cancer remaining. Totally clean.
Now, oncologists are recommending hysterectomies even for women who do not have cancer.

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@starko. I'm wondering why an oncologist would recommend a hysterectomy with no sign of cancer. Are you referring to the preventive measure when a woman has a genetic history of BRCA1, BRCA2 or Lynch Syndrome? Could you provide more information on what you are referring to?

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@cheriels

Gm
I had my two scans yesterday and from what I gather my endometrioid cancer has not spread. This was what the the person who looked at it and was this person impression the last line on the scan result:
IMPRESSION:
Solitary FDG avid uterine biopsy-proven malignancy. No evidence of nodal or distant
metastatic disease.
Final

So am I correct the cancer has not spread? If this is correct another weight lifted off my shoulder hopefully caught it in early stage.

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@cheriels The report from the radiologist who read your PET/CT Scan is encouraging. Yes, this should ease your mind, right? Did you read this report on the Mayo Clinic Portal or have you talked with your doctor yet who ordered the scan? I always want to talk with my doctor about any lab or scan findings so I completely understand what I'm reading.

The PET/CT will help guide your cancer care team going forward in your treatment. This is indeed a good result. When you have your surgery for the hysterectomy the doctor will send your specimen to pathology where the pathologists will do their examination. Then the pathologists will provide a diagnosis and stage the cancer. You'll meet with your surgeon again after surgery and discuss the pathology results in person with you.

Your surgery is coming up soon, right?

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@naturegirl5

@starko. I'm wondering why an oncologist would recommend a hysterectomy with no sign of cancer. Are you referring to the preventive measure when a woman has a genetic history of BRCA1, BRCA2 or Lynch Syndrome? Could you provide more information on what you are referring to?

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

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@cheriels

Gm
I had my two scans yesterday and from what I gather my endometrioid cancer has not spread. This was what the the person who looked at it and was this person impression the last line on the scan result:
IMPRESSION:
Solitary FDG avid uterine biopsy-proven malignancy. No evidence of nodal or distant
metastatic disease.
Final

So am I correct the cancer has not spread? If this is correct another weight lifted off my shoulder hopefully caught it in early stage.

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Hi
I have not heard from the Doc yet on the finding just what who ever read the PET Scan / CT Scan tesults he found! I have surgery next Friday on the 16th and have no clue what time yet. When the Doctor calls me I will ask her the surgery time. I had another big weight lifted off my shoulders to read that it hasn’t spread. Thank you for caring and checking in ! This has helped me a lot. Hugs My Dear Friend❤️🙏

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@cheriels

Hi
I have not heard from the Doc yet on the finding just what who ever read the PET Scan / CT Scan tesults he found! I have surgery next Friday on the 16th and have no clue what time yet. When the Doctor calls me I will ask her the surgery time. I had another big weight lifted off my shoulders to read that it hasn’t spread. Thank you for caring and checking in ! This has helped me a lot. Hugs My Dear Friend❤️🙏

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Hi, @cheriels. I'm here. I've been where you are as you know. I'm happy to know that I helped you. ❤️🫰

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@cheriels

Gm
I had my two scans yesterday and from what I gather my endometrioid cancer has not spread. This was what the the person who looked at it and was this person impression the last line on the scan result:
IMPRESSION:
Solitary FDG avid uterine biopsy-proven malignancy. No evidence of nodal or distant
metastatic disease.
Final

So am I correct the cancer has not spread? If this is correct another weight lifted off my shoulder hopefully caught it in early stage.

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I had an ultrasound Friday and I knew something was wrong. The technician could not hide her concern and she seemed dismayed when I told her I had no bleeding. Monday I received a call from the Dr. Who informed me they highly suspect ovarian cancer. So in 24 hrs I’ve been booked for a CT scan on Sat. And blood work which happened today. The oncology referral has already been sent. I’m in a real spin here. So much in so little time. I can’t really identify any overt symptoms accept my appetite which hasn’t resulted in any great weight loss. I really need some words of encouragement cause I can’t understand how this abrupt turn in the road happened without any warning.

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@cheriels

Hi
I have not heard from the Doc yet on the finding just what who ever read the PET Scan / CT Scan tesults he found! I have surgery next Friday on the 16th and have no clue what time yet. When the Doctor calls me I will ask her the surgery time. I had another big weight lifted off my shoulders to read that it hasn’t spread. Thank you for caring and checking in ! This has helped me a lot. Hugs My Dear Friend❤️🙏

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Sound like a good report so far. Will even be better when hysteroctomy is done.
Safe recovery. Let us how you are doing🙂

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@rose53

Sound like a good report so far. Will even be better when hysteroctomy is done.
Safe recovery. Let us how you are doing🙂

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Thank you and YES I will. Did her from the Doctors Nurse yesterday and she said I read your report and it looks like GOOD NEWS. The cancer did not spread , but will still have to check the Lymph Nodes 1 on each side and if there is no cancer you will only have to come back for periodically check, and if they show then you would have to see a Radiologist, and I told her I can handle that! Thanks for asking and caring! I will post after my surgery next Friday on the 16 th when I get Home. ❤️🙏

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@cheriels

Thank you and YES I will. Did her from the Doctors Nurse yesterday and she said I read your report and it looks like GOOD NEWS. The cancer did not spread , but will still have to check the Lymph Nodes 1 on each side and if there is no cancer you will only have to come back for periodically check, and if they show then you would have to see a Radiologist, and I told her I can handle that! Thanks for asking and caring! I will post after my surgery next Friday on the 16 th when I get Home. ❤️🙏

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@cheriels This is very good news. Yes, the surgeon will remove one lymph node on each side of the uterus and send those lymph nodes to pathology. That's how they check to see if there is any involvement in the lymph nodes. I had the same procedure. The nurse explained everything so well to you. The 16th is coming up and you will be in very good hands at Mayo Clinic.

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