Dr. Oz Talks With Camille Grammer About Her Endometrial Cancer Diagnosis and Radical Hysterectomy
Today Dr. Oz sat down with Camille Grammer to talk about her recent diagnosis of endometrial cancer and her radical hysterectomy that she went to. Dr. Oz and Camille spoke openly about the trials and tribulations that she has went through and her decision to have a radical hysterectomy performed.
Endometrial Cancer Symptoms
Endometrial Cancer is the most common form of gynecological cancer in women. Dr. Oz shed light on the fact that 50,000 women are diagnosed with this form of cancer every year. 4 weeks ago Camille had a full hysterectomy performed and said that she is now feeling great.
Here are the warning signs and symptoms that Dr. Oz listed for the viewers on today’s (November 14, 2013) episode :
- Bleeding between periods
- Pressure or bloated feeling
- Pain during intercourse
- Family history
One risk facto is family history. Camille disclosed to Dr. Oz that her doctors recommended that she have a hysterectomy performed for years but she never went through with the procedure. Camile said that she is thankful that she was diagnosed early enough to have the tumor successfully removed. She told Dr. Oz and the audience that she is now cancer free.
Robotic Hysterectomy Surgery
Camille Grammer decided to have a cutting edge robotic hysterectomy procedure performed that is less invasive than a traditional hysterectomy. Dr. Pedro Ramirez explained that typically there is a 6-8 week recovery time period. However, with the new robotic hysterectomy procedure there are only minor incisions and the recovery time only takes a little more than a week! You are also able to go home just a day after the robotic procedure is performed.
Dr Oz: Robotic Hysterectomy Surgery
Typically a hysterectomy is a very invasive surgery, but Camille Grammer underwent a cutting-edge robotic surgery that required minor incisions to remove her cancer tumor and her entire uterus. Dr. Pedro Ramirez says the recovery time after a hysterectomy is usually six to eight weeks, but with robotic minimally invasive surgery patients recover in as little as a week and go home just one day after it is performed.
Be Sure To Have Annual Checkups
Camille Grammer pleaded to the viewers that women should have an annual checkup up performed. Dr. Oz agreed about how early detection is critical in endometrial cancer.
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