cancer and power morcellation during laparoscopic surgery?

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HI, ALTHOUGH the majority of fibroids are benign but there is a small percentage they may harbor cancer cells .FDA WARNED about power morcellation but it still a practise at hospitals . most of the doctors will say it is a normal fibroid like what happened to barbara a very famous case in the US WHO REMOVED her fibroid in 2009 AND died with cancer in 2013 .IF ANYONE HERE have experience with that or he know a friend gone through the same experience can share with each others for weman benefit . or it is better to go through an open myomectomy or cut up the fibroid and leave it intact rather than shredding tissue all over the abdomen through morcellation . STAY SAFE THANK U

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    Hello Coco,

    I have only just now researched morecllation, as I had no idea, what it meant. Anyway I am from London and I had a myomectomy to remove 25-30 fibriods. The options discussed was either a hysterocectomy or myomectomy, I have had no children, aged 44, and I did not want menopause, I am too young with too much in me to have menopause. I opted for the myomectomy, last year, they removed 98% of the fibroids, i still have 2% - reason behind this is if they too the full alloacted 100% of the fibroids, it would be deemed as a hysterectomy, which I did not consent too.

    I am good, i have been concentrating on recovery through Pilates and strengthening and conditioning, I do have a high BP, which I am controlling. There is always in life some good and bad, to weigh / balance things out.

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      I am Surprised by your doctor's statement about leaving 2% in situ. My doc has removed 100s. His patients are usually women recommended for too many hysterectomy because they have "too many." Secret is to use one incision on uterine muscle to go in.

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    You are right about morcellation risks but i think the story is more complex and tracks back to physician diagnosis. are they using mri imaging to nail down the real fibroids before going in to morcellate every lump and bump. most physicians who don't know rarely confess this lack of knowledge and are putting so many at risk.

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      Thanks for that MRI info May. I have had several so that makes me feel a bit better and I've had the fibroid for 10 years. Also open surgery the other alternative is also risky and hard for me with my job and being single.

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    Hi I am also debating morcellation. I had a friend who did it at UCLA and was fine. I was also told if you've had a fibroid for a long time it's unlikely cancer. But I am also cautious like you.

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