Endometrial Hyperplasia Atypia Then Cancer?

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Endometrial Hyperplasia Atypia Then Cancer?

by Tigress on Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:00 AM

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My gynecologist has done a biopsy,sonograms,CA-125 test & D&C but can't find anything but endometrial hyperplasia atypia, but no malignancy. He insists that this will ultimately turn into cancer & the only preventative is a complete hysterectomy-uterus, ovaries & fallopian tubes. He claims the underlying tissue could be malignant and the only way to determine that is to biopsy the uterus after removal.Although I am pre-menopasal, I would prefer not to have a hysterectomy if there is a way to prevent endometrial cancer. Can anyone please advise?

Hyperplasia

by Oncrx on Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:00 AM

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Is he aware of your desire to avoid surgery? Make that clear, its your body. I would think Provera would be an option with a re-biopsy in 3-6 months. Even if its still positive you can up the dose of Provera and give it for a longer time. If that doesnt work, then the hysterectomy is warrented.

Endometrial Hyperplasia Atypia

by Tigress on Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:00 AM

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Is Provera safe? I understand it is progersterone, which would seem the logical treatment for an estrogen induced hyperplasia as I understand that this is. My gynecologist told me I should not wait because this could turn into cancer very soon. Is it safe to wait 3 months using the progesterone treatment?

Hyperplasia With Atypia

by Dee000 on Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:00 AM

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I've just found myself in the same situation of having to decide between drug therapy or surgery. However, I have the opposite concern--my doctor wants to use drug therapy, and based on the literature of 50% of the atypia diagnosises revealing cancer upon removal, and with three children -- I think that I'd like to bge around to see them graduate, and not have to go through prolonged cancer treatments. But have given a go ahead to the beginning of my three month dosage therapy. so that I can take a few weeks to fully decide.

RE: Endometrial Hyperplasia Atypia Then Cancer?

by Donald_S_2 on Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hi.

 

I was just diagnosed with the same thing and have been told by many doctors that the only safe treatment is total hysterectomy as you have been told.

 They said much younger women who may still want to bear children may be treated with hormones and that occasionally the tissue converts back but the risk at our age is far too great.

 

I lost my husband to lung cancer 4 yrs ago and have an 11 yr. old daughter that I love dearly.  I am not permenioausal yet and am turning 50 in a few weeks.  It is totally bumming me out to have to go through this surgery but do not want to leave my daughter an orphan.

 

Just thought you might like to hear from someone else going through the same thing.

 

The best of luck to you.

 

Jill   

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