Management Of Post-laparoscopic Endometrial Cancer?
good afternoon Doctor,
Hello Dian, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question.
Endometrial cancer / endometrial cancer is uncontrolled cell growth that occurs in the endometrial lining / inner lining of the uterine wall. This cancer is often found in women who have entered menopause (between 50-70 years), but can also occur in young adulthood. At first this type of cancer is asymptomatic, but over time the symptoms of this type of cancer are vaginal bleeding at menopause, excessive bleeding after menstruation, bleeding spots outside the menstrual cycle, excessive pelvic pain, vaginal discharge, and pain during sexual intercourse.
It is not yet known the exact cause of this cancer but several factors such as obesity, early menstruation, entering menopause, have never been pregnant before are thought to be factors that increase the risk of cancer. Therapy options can use surgery, chemotherapy, or a combination of the two.
Responding to the question you ask, for the first question about all the female reproductive organs that have been removed here, if it is true "all" it is likely that the cervix, uterus, fallopian, and ovaries are all removed. This is done to minimize the possibility of spreading to the surrounding organs.
For your second question, it is true that surgery does not necessarily cure the cancer you are suffering from, but at least it really prevents rapid spread. However, the cancer can grow in other organs if before the operation the cancer has spread, for example to the pelvic cavity, intestine, to the bladder, etc. this cannot be ascertained in any way, because at the time of the CT scan there was no visible spread but in fact one day the patient had cancer in another organ. What is clear is that you are now on the right path, and have reduced the risk of possible spread of cancer that you experience. So now what you can do is:
Follow all instructions of the doctor who treats you, especially your treatment problems. Avoid smoking, and alcohol consumption. Lose weight. Get enough rest. Routine control to the doctor according to a predetermined schedule. That's all my answer, thank you very much :)