Tag: hysterectomy

Surgical Menopause

What is Surgical Menopause? Surgical menopause is a medical condition that occurs when a woman’s ovaries are surgically removed, leading to a sudden decrease in estrogen and progesterone hormone levels. This can happen due to the surgical removal of both ovaries, also called bilateral oophorectomy, or the removal of the uterus, also called hysterectomy, which […]


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 […]

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 […]