Tag: cancer

Why I Chose the Mirena IUD

Mirena is a brand name for a type of intrauterine device (IUD) that contains the hormone levonorgestrel. It is a T-shaped plastic device that is inserted into the uterus to provide long-acting, reversible contraception. Starting around age 40, I experienced perimenopause symptoms (night sweats, restless legs syndrome, PMS migraines, shorter but more intense menstrual cycles)  […]


What is a Hysterectomy? A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the uterus. In some cases, the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix may also be removed during the procedure. Hysterectomies are performed for a variety of reasons, including: Kinds of Hysterectomies The specific type of hysterectomy recommended will depend on the […]

Endometrial Cancer

What Is Endometrial Cancer? Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that affects the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium. It is also known as uterine cancer or cancer of the uterus. The exact cause of endometrial cancer is not known, but it is thought to develop when the cells in the endometrium start […]

I Had Cancer

On December 6th, 2021 I had a laparoscopic total hysterectomy (removal of the uterus and cervix) and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of both fallopian tubes and ovaries. I had stage 1 endometrial cancer and this was the recommended treatment. This procedure meant I experienced surgical menopause. What Is endometrial cancer? What is a hysterectomy? What is […]