Agree to what CR Guy wrote. My surgeon was nice enough to take out my female organs during my surgery. Radiation threw me into menopause with in the first week of radiation. But I was prepared. I already had a GYN tell me a few years prior that I should get everything out in 10 yrs. I suffered a miscarriage and that GYN had to go inside and removed the fetus. Shortly after that, we moved, and I never really had a chance to find out what he saw.
I have serious scaring inside my vagina, been told it is some of the worst a GYN has ever seen. Today I experience occasional bleeding in my vagina as a result of radiation damage. I have a permanent colostomy as a result of radiation damage.
Yes I would push for a hysterectomy, rectal cancer can met to that area. I believe that is why my surgeon agreed to do mine. Research was coming forward at that time that this cancer can spread to that area.
If you have any questions, fire away. Good luck,
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 16 years and counting!