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Cannot recognise this person – Paula’s story

Well, it all began with a routine smear test march 2013 and a polyp was found. After having a ultrasound scan and booked in for day surgery for removal of polyp and biopsy in April 2013, back to my doctor told everything all right, so I get on with my life unaware that things where not right. Continue reading Cannot recognise this person – Paula’s story

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Ending Years of Suffering – Katina’s Story

My name is Katina and I am 41 years old. Three months ago I had a total abdominal hysterectomy. I have always had a abnormal menstrual cycle, but last year in November my cycle started to become regular after 20 years. So in January I had a pap smear and my doctor told me that the doctor before her was doing the pap smear as if I had a hysterectomy. He was just testing the walls of my uterus. So she performed a regular pap smear and the results came back normal. Continue reading Ending Years of Suffering – Katina’s Story

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Not Prepared For Hysterectomy – Jan’s Story

Hi everyone. My name is Jan and I had a hysterectomy in 2014. Since 1998 I had a history of abnormal cervical smears which were treated in different ways many times. During that period I also had VAIN 2 pre-cancerous cells in the vagina. I have had bleeding in the urine from sept 2013 and was told it was looking like bladder cancer and was kept in hospital and underwent several tests. It wasn’t thank God. no reason for bleed given. Then as I still had abdominal pain and a history of ovarian cancer with grandmother they investigated me for possible ovarian cancer. Transvaginal scan ok and ultrasound fine. Then they investigated my bowel. Continue reading Not Prepared For Hysterectomy – Jan’s Story

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My unplanned hysterectomy – Chrissie’s Story

I had been complaining of pain in the abdomen and heavy virginal discharge since my periods had stopped 15 months prior to my visit to the GP in January 2013. The GP referred me to a gynaecology clinic at the local hospital. After some tests I was informed I was suffering from stress and if the problems re-occurred then I should re-visit my GP. Continue reading My unplanned hysterectomy – Chrissie’s Story

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Hysterectomy for cancer – Trudy’s Story

Hi, I have been off work for shoulder surgery work related. During that time I found out after my pap smear was abnormal that I needed a endometrial biopsy which confirmed uterine cancer. Less than a month after that I had a robotic total hysterectomy. Everything including my cervix was removed. Continue reading Hysterectomy for cancer – Trudy’s Story

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More women are getting uterine (womb) cancer than ever before in the UK – report from Cancer Research UK

The latest statistics from Cancer Research UK that shows that more women are getting uterine (womb) ancer than ever before. Figures in the UK for death from uterine cancer show that they have risen from 3.1 per 100,000 people in the late 1990s to 3.7 per 100,000 people. Continue reading More women are getting uterine (womb) cancer than ever before in the UK – report from Cancer Research UK

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Coffee Could Lower Risk of Uterus Cancer

A Japanese study in 2008 has revealed that women who drink a lot of coffee may be able to reduce their risk of developing cancer of the uterus (uterine cancer).  The study which was led by the Japanese Health Ministry monitored over 54,000 women aged between 40 and 69 for a fifteen year period.  They found that 117 of these women developed uterine cancer.   Continue reading Coffee Could Lower Risk of Uterus Cancer