Jul 07, 2011 - 6:35 pm
I am 42 years old and a 2 year breast cancer survivor - yeah!! I also have had endometriosis since I was 14 (5 lap procedures before I was 30) and I was on the pill for 23 years. I chose not to do tamoxifen for this reason - increase in uterine cancer so I'm not on anything.
Last week my pap smear came back with normal cervical cells but there were some extra cells from my uterine lining that also appeared and because I'm over 40 (and I guess also my BC) the pathologist recommended a biopsy to rule out anything.
I was scheduled to have my biopsy yesterday but after my doctor did the vaginal ultrasound and saw that I had ovulated - my left ovary was HUGE (3.3 cm x 3.4 cm) and we NEVER see it - even during my IVF treatments so he was concerned and ordered blood work to check progesterone levels. He said that if my progesterone levels are up then he didn't want to do the biopsy because it may cause false results or not accurately get what he was looking for so now I have to wait 2 weeks. By the way my hormone levels were high - 9.3 so clearly I had ovulated.
I have no irregular bleeding and my periods are pretty normal but the first day or two I bleed very heavy (clots and all). I don't have a discharge but I am always "wet" down there like I'm ovulating but nothing when I go to the bathroom.
Has anyone else had a pap smear be an early indication of endo or uterine cancer after biopsies confirmed? Would my having breast cancer be a cause or link if it is something? Could my endometriosis be involved?
I guess I'm "anxious" because they said the same thing about the biopsy from my breast cancer - "chances are there's nothing to worry about" - well, guess what - yep. Early and fast growing cells. I really don't want to have to deal with CANCER again but will go to battle if necessary.
Thanks for any advice/suggestions/help you can give me - I really appreciate it. I can't tell you how much boards like this are critical in times like this - the BC board was my bible and the support I got made my decisions easier!
Blessings to you all!!