Jul 23, 2013 - 4:26 pm
My gram was diagnosed with multiple cancers. One being ovarian. Which from what I understand that cancer is very dangerous and has the highest death rate due to how quickly it grows and the lack of accurate testing. With that my mom is most likely going to have her ovaries, tubes and uterus removed now as she is already post-menopausal and does not need them. We shared the same OBGYN for many years. OB said that it is very different decision for me as I am in my early 30’s. I still need my ovaries for hormones otherwise I will be on HRT for a long time. Which I am sure is a whole nother problem. But watching my gram decline and eventually die is devastating. I could not imagine my family going through that. And I guess Ovarian cancers can pop up at any point. Unlike other cancers (ie breast) they say start to do testing 5-10 years before it showed up in the family.
With all that I am trying to decided if I should do the surgery now and deal with what goes along with it knowing that my chances are greatly lower. I have 1 child and my husband had a vasectomy so there are not any children in our future.
What would you do?