Please, do not be too worried...We shall look into
Hi and thanks for this follow up.
I understand your fears and we have discussed about the family history of cancer before. They are genuine but we are not there yet as there is so much lacking or in favour of cancer right now. Are you menopausal?
With a CT scan
that showed no uterine thickening in XXXXXXX it would be very unlikely for this thickening to be cancerous. Cancers take a long time to grow and only a very tiny proportion of uterine hyperplasia
represent this. The only reason why cancer would be on board is because given your age, it must be excluded rather than not investigated.
From the above information, an ultrasound
is not a standard investigation for uterine hyperplasia. This must have been a mere suspicion and your doctors wants confirmation by a specialist. If this is confirmed, you would benefit from a uterine biopsy
which would for sure update us on whether this is cancer or not. Believe me, the chances would be minimal.
Talking of th worse case scenario, which is cancer, it would still be confined in the uterus
and surgery alone would be able to cure it permanently with no risk of recurrence or serious side effects.
The uterus thickens all the times and shed off during menses. If you have had scanty menses or missed your periods for sometime, then that could be the reason. Please, when was the last time you had regular menses so that I can tell if this is linked to your menses or not. Also what was the estimated thickness? This is because small thicknesses are less suggestive of cancer.
In all, a very few percentage of people with thickened uterus have cancer. Provide me with the date of your last menstrual period? Tell me whether your are menopausal of not and also the measured thickness of the uterus.
I wish you well. Hope to hear and factor in these changes to see what the probability of this being cancerous are.
Dr. Ditah, MD.