Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
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by Donald_S_2 on Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:00 AM
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.
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