Article Talk: FDA Warns Against Surgery That Can Spread Uterine Cancer

Started by SusanS, March 17, 2018
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SusanS

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March 17, 2018
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This warning was published a few years ago, and here it is again. Why are these surgeries still being done this way? This has just happened to me. Hysterectomy done, adenocarcenima discovered in what was originally thought to be a polyp. No invasion outside the uterus. Lymphedectomy done a month later by oncologist, and visible cancer found in the peritonium. Doc felt it probably seeded from hysterectomy and grew that fast. Now I'm in chemo and radiation. I feel the cancer spread from hysterectomy. Why wasn't I warned this was a possibility? Why is this still done this way!
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iDVM

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September 06, 2018
So sorry to hear about your health. The medicine practiced today is 50 years old. Things have not really changed much. I recently had a hysterectomy due to uterine carcinosarcoma. I also didn't have any spread. However, my oncologist is strongly recommending adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation for any 'missed' cancer cells. The possibility of surgery spreading cancer cells was not brought up either but as a veterinarian, I knew that could happen. I hope you are well.
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