The ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) has recently joined the “Choosing Wisely Campaign”, which was initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine to compile lists of medically unnecessary screenings, and has recommended that screening for ovarian cancer is not necessarily effective. Number five on the list addresses ovarian cancer screening.
I had my surgery last year; I had a 10cm growth on my right ovary which was a borderline tumour, I had a full abdominal hysterectomy, and also had my appendix removed. I am pleased to say that the histology came back clear, so it is onwards and upwards from here.
I am horrified that in this day and age so many women have to suffer in silence and when they speak out because they have had enough they are made to feel stupid and worthless.
My name is Ali and I had my abdominal hysterectomy on 4.10.12. I was in terrible pain for several months due to these rather large cysts which took over my ovaries. They had been growing for many years apparently but I didn’t know.
Hi, I’m very new to all this so don’t really know where to start! I have a condition called Lynch Syndrome or HNPCC. My wonderful mother died 10 years ago at the age of 52 from Endometrial cancer. She previously had Bowel cancer too and at the time a link was not made but we now know she must have has Lynch syndrome too.
I am 48 years old, have one daughter and have never, ever suffered from any real gynae problems. I had my appendix out in my early teens and it turned out the pain they thought was appendicitis was actually a mid-cycle pain caused by ovulation. However, although I suffered this intermittently through my life it was never a problem and I would only become aware of it if I allowed myself to get over-tired or did too much.
Endometriosis is a common disease amongst women and is thought to occur in between 7 and 10% of the female population. And whilst it is known that the vast majority of these women will never go on to develop any form of cancer, the work that has been done recently in demonstrating a link between endometriosis and particular types of ovarian cancer could provide an easier way to provide the necessary screening for a disease which is notoriously difficult to diagnose.
Researchers have suggested that women may be able to create some protection for themselves from gynaecological cancers by having their ovaries and uterus removed, if they have been diagnosed with nonpolyposis colorectal cancer or Lynch syndrome.
Researchers in the Netherlands have recently brought to light worrying evidence of an increased risk of ovarian or womb cancer in women by the ingesting of Acrylamide.