Dec 29, 2009 - 4:46 pm
I've been noticing lately that we've had several ladies with PCOS including myself. PCOS puts us at risk due our insulin leves. For those of you with PCOS, there is a website. I'll have to look it up.
With my diagnosis, I tried to find information between uterine cancer and PCOS and there wasn't a lot out there. Maybe we need to bring this up since many women are not even aware of PCOS and the symptoms. With PCOS we all have different levels of symptoms and many are unable to have children. Luckily I have 2 grown children.
PCOS is very frustrating because most doctors overlook it. It took me over 20 years to get diagnosed. I even had one gyn tell me that I had to accept being heavy and that nothing was wrong. At that point I was in my 20's and did not have a period for 3 months and not pregnant. I told him that he was a quack and walked out of his office. Maybe if I was treated appropriately I would not be in this situation. Like many PCOS women I did every diet out there and still could not lose weight. Also a high risk factor for cancer.
But now that this can also be linked to cancer we need to speak out.
If you have PCOS, please respond so we know how many may be out there.
Susie (Lilly the Clown)