Excellent idea of us sharing here as well.
From 2002-2004 I had lots of female problems, needing a D&C in my own jungle hospital. I was put on progesterone, etc to prevent uterine cancer. In 2004 I went to the States and got to see a GYN and have an ultrasound. Because of a fibroid, I had a hysterectomy. Both ovaries were removed because at the time I was 55 years old. In younger women one of the ovaries is often left inside. Well, the left ovary had a 1cm cancer inside! It was found "incidentally". Like "oh, by the way, your ovary had cancer inside". I was so THANKFUL that my cancer was found in Stage I and that I needed no further treatment. It was a very rare cancer, thecoma-granulosa composite tumor. These tumors produce Estrogen, which had caused me the problems I had been having the two previous years.
How God BLESSED me by having doctors find my cancer. It was not found "incidentally". God meant it to be found!! Praise HIM!
I am a nurse and have learned a lot since then about cancer through reading and through meeting others who have it. I was also able to support my brother through kidney cancer last year. He knew that I had also "been there, done that"!
| Pounds lost: 5.0