Hi all- after a hellish 2 and a half month wait since my first visit to the GP I have now been diagnosed with low grade 1A ovarian cancer. I'm really confused though. My surgery removed the cyst, right ovary, right tube, omentum and took a biopsy of the left ovary and the peritoneum. My consultant has said though that the staging is not a proper staging and I will need to have a complete hysterectomy and lymph node biopsy to get the true staging. I'm only 36 and don't have any children and would still like that option. He also said I have an extremely high number of hormone receptors and so would be put on letrozole but no chemo as it's low grade.
I don't know what kind of cancer it is- `i forgot to ask and it was just so much to take in. I asked about IVF and he said because of the high number of hormone receptors this was a bad idea and would most likely be fatal- a word he used more than once. I feel like he's scared me into having a full hysterectomy when I've read about women with stage 1a not having this. I think i'm going to get a second opinion for peace of mind.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Am I being stupid and should just do the hysterectomy to make my chances better? Am feeling pretty scared and confused at the moment and would appreciate any advice.
Chrissie x x