Patient Comments: Uterine Cancer - Treatments

Question:What was the treatment for your uterine cancer?

Comment from: Rosebud, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 28

A month ago, CAT scan and ultrasound/biopsy found stage 1 uterine cancer, grade 2, possibly 3. With no evidence of cancer outside the uterus, I rejected pelvic node dissection in favor of sentinel node dissection. I had a second opinion that seemed to push me towards removal of all pelvic nodes with dire hints of a higher stage and grade. I read European and U.K. sites and found pelvic node dissection is controversial, nodal sampling is growing. My surgery is on August 10th, fingers crossed. I agree, toxic radiation or chemotherapy should be carefully considered before accurate stage/grade is known.

Comment from: Mary, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I spotted in January 2013. After pelvic exam, I had a D&C in April 2013 and was diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer but aggressive type. I had a hysterectomy, and it had not spread. I had three rounds of chemotherapy and six rounds of radiation and then three more rounds of chemotherapy. All treatments ended in October. I opted for this treatment because my oncologist felt this was the thing to do. Only side effect I had was that I lost my hair. But as of this day my hair has grown back about 4 inches. Both my obstetrician/gynecologist and oncologist were great.

Comment from: Debbie, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 11

My mom (92) was recently diagnosed with uterine cancer less than one year ago. She is managed with megestrol and a pain medication. Her pain started about two months ago and is managed. Now she is having a lot of dark bleeding. She has an appointment in one week. As of her appointment three months ago it hadn't spread.

Comment from: ccr, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

I am 57. In mid-June 2014, I started spotting and having sharp pelvic pain. After pelvic exam, internal sonogram, biopsy, and blood test, my doctor said I might have ovarian and uterine cancers (I had 5 ovary cysts over 2 cm size). My CA125 came back at 9, so I don't have ovarian cancer. I might have uterine cancer (uterus wall 11mm thick). I am having surgery on August 11th, will remove uterus, left ovary, and right tube. Then doctor will do pathology testing, hopefully all will be benign. During all of this my husband was diagnosed on July 1, 2014 with stage IVa tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma. He starts his treatment on August 5th.

Comment from: sadiesol, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 05

I'm 56, and I have had stomach problems seriously since last January 2010 (and off and on before that too - I thought it might be stress related. My Mom passed of ovarian cancer; my oldest sister just had a bout with breast cancer and is a 2 years survivor. I had an abnormal sonogram showing thickening so they are taking me in Friday for a D&C biopsy. They are doing it quite quickly. I have only had the stomach pains none of the other symptoms so I am hoping for the best. Pray for me as I will for all of you writing in here.

Comment from: prof rajarshi, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 08

My mom was detected with a heterogenous SOL in her liver. A trucut biopsy suggested it was non-malignant. But her abdomen was filled with thick yellow sludge. The frozen biopsy of the uterus detected malignancy there, but the sludge was not malignant. The uterus was removed by operation and 1.5 liters of sludge came out. The uterus contained several tumors. She was shifted to general ward after operation but her breathing problems intensified since last night and she has been transferred to the ICU. The doctor says this was because the sludge again formed there, which before being transferred to ICU was removed. 3 liters of sludge came out. I want to know any remedial measure.

Comment from: daughter, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 15

My mother was diagnosed with uterine cancer when she was 30 and I was a few years old. She was in the hospital having a hysterectomy within weeks of the diagnosis. This was 30 years ago, and she has been cancer free ever since. Treatments have advanced a lot since then, but I just wanted to share this for anyone out there who has been diagnosed or has a family member who has been.

Comment from: tsiskaylee, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 04

I am 30 years old. I was just diagnosed with uterine cancer a few days ago. I am so scared and confused. I don't know what to do. The doctor said it was grade 1, which isn't bad, but I'm still confused. since I'm Asian, some of my elders are telling me that I shouldn't go through with surgery and that I should just take "Asian medicine" to flush out my uterus and everything will be fine. I feel like I should get a second opinion, but I also feel like i should just do what the doctor says. I'm not planning on having anymore kids and am still waiting on what the next step is.

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