Trying to Conceive With Unsuspected Cancer
Fast forward to 2016 and we decided to start trying to conceive. This proved to be difficult, as I was experiencing really heavy, unexpected bleeding. I was referred to a gynaecologist for testing, and in March 2017 I underwent a polypectomy and ovarian drilling to help me conceive. Ten days later, I received the news that they had found cancer in my womb.
The normal treatment for this is a hysterectomy but luckily, due to our circumstances, I was given the chance to try ‘fertility-sparing treatment’. That’s high doses of Provera, followed by the Mirena IUD. Within eighteen months there were no signs of cancer or pre-cancer and we were given the green light to start our IVF journey.