Patient Comments: Uterine Cancer - Treatments

What was the treatment for your uterine cancer?

Comment from: Angie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 26

It started out with very bad pain on my right side of my back at the bottom. I started vomiting and diarrhea, ran a fever for a day and I lay in bed for a week before I was able to drive myself to the hospital. They did blood work and checked my urine and said I had a kidney infection. I was given fluids and shots of antibiotics and pain shots, sent home with pills for pain, antibiotics and Ambien for 7 days. I'm still not well, my back is hurting so bad I had to rub it with tiger balm to numb it for a little while. I'm still sick, I wonder if I should go back to the hospital and make them x-ray my back.

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Comment from: ME, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 13

I was just recently diagnosed with costochondritis yesterday afternoon, 11/11/2015. I was having bad chest pains while I was at work. Next day they were still there but now my left arm was going numb/tingly. The next morning I went to see my doctor but she was closed for the holiday. I didn't think it was too serious to go to the emergency room (ER) so I went to a Minute Clinic. She then told me to go to the ER immediately or she would call 911. When I arrived at the ER they started some tests then let me sit for a few hours which is when I realized it wasn't anything to serious. Later they diagnosed me with an inflamed sternum and some arthritis around the joint. Not sure if raking caused this or running on my treadmill. All I do know is I always get the gender specific weird things. This is just another thing I will have to live with and it is awful. The pain is terrible when it escalates and I will have to try a heat pad. I hope it works. Good luck to you all as well.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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