Breast Cancer and hysterectomy
Hi All, Hope all are doing good.
I am diagnosed with breast cancer in left breast in Oct last year and Mastectomy was done Nov last year. In 2019 I was first diagnosed with breast cancer right side and mastectomy was done. Both time ER/PR + and Her2-. Onco Type score was very low so no chemo on both time. I was on tamoxifen after 1st occurrence but I diagnosed again in last year so oncologist suggest to have ovaries removed.
I am 45 years and I do not have plan for kids. I am kind of decided get ovaries removed. So I went ahead and met with surgeon and he suggested to have remove uterus as well. Reason he gave is there are chances of cancer or other infections keeping uterus. I checked with oncologist on same and he also kind of inclined removing uterus (hysterectomy) along with ovaries.
I did some research and I found that removing ovaries make more sense as cancer came back 2nd for me. And I was on tamoxifen so that can play role in re-occurrence. And with ovary suppression I have to take shots every month for almost 10 years or so. And that may bring some of side effects.
Now here I am not able to make my mind on
- Should I go ahead remove uterus as well along with overlies or keep uterus and just remove ovaries?
- If I go with removing uterus will there be more side effects in longer term which may affect quality of life?
- Or should I just consider Ovarian Suppression only by taking shots and not to remove any organ which I will not get back once they are removed.
As this junction of life me and my husband want quality of life instead of dealing with this again and again. It has been very ruff since 2019. So please share your experience, advise and suggestions.
God bless you all