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Pathology after Hysterectomy question

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Pathology after Hysterectomy question

Hello Ladies. Please forgive me if this is in the wrong forum. 

I had my hysterectomy last Wednesday for adenocarcinoma in SITU and severe squamous cell dysplasia after a come biopsy with positive margins. The oncologist that performed the surgery was able to do the surgery robotically and was able to preserve my ovaries. She said that everything looked good during surgery. However, on the ride up to my room after surgery they put my file in my bed (and I know I was loopy coming out of surgery but I know I did not imagine this!) Pinned to the file were pictures that showed white masses. 

My question is if there was invasive cancer (and those pictures looked pretty scary) the doctor should have been able to see if during surgery right? Maybe the pictures were just the in DITU lesions. Did anyone have their doctor find cancer after hysterectomy? Did the doctor know right after surgery?

I go in for my first post op appt on Tuesday and I do not know if the pathology will be back by then. I am just getting nervous and hoping I do not need further treatment and hesitant to let myself get excited by the fact that she thinks everything looked good during surgery.

Please know how lucky and blessed I feel to have caught this early and to have been able to get it taken care of so quickly in the midst of a pandemic. I am also feeling really lucky as I am hardly in any pain at all post surgery and am able to get around just fine. 

Thank you all so much for your help!


4-17-19 - First abnormal Pap ASC-US

HPV mRNA e6/e7

5-22-19 Colopscopy - Normal

3-4-20 Abnormal Pap - ASC-US

9-11-20 Abnormal Pap - ASC-H with Abnormal Glandular Cells

9-25-20 Colposcopy - CIN II / CIN III

10-20-20 Cone Biopsy - Adenocarcinoma  and Squamous Cell carcinoma SITU

11-18-20 Hysterectomy




It may be that you were looking at where they took precautionary biopsies from. 
I hope you get good news-they can certainly get your histology back in time for that appt!


1/16Vaginal bleeding

12/16Stage 2b

Jan-Mar 2017 35 EBR 5 x Cisplatin

6/17 All clear

12/17 2.5cm tumour,incurable

3/18 7 x carbo/Taxol/Avastin

8/18 MRI CT-PET cancer free.3 Carbo/Avastin 11/18 remission

4/19 15mm endocervix recurrence

7/19 -8/19 5 x SABRE LINAC

11/19 MRI- treated area stable,but tumour growth at uterine fundus and full thickness of myometrium.

Surgical opinion 4/12/19 laparoscopy cancelled 27/1/2020 CT PET tumour 12.5cm,no mets possible Pagets disease. Surgery ruled out 28/1/2020 Biopsies taken

2/2020 started 6 cycles of Doxirubicin and carboplatin

7/20 tumour active again. Platinum resistant. No further treatment availabile. 

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