Patient Comments: Uterine Cancer - Treatments

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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.

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.

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: sapphire, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 04

I have radiation now for uterine cancer after two years. My diet is very limited because of diarrhea.

Comment from: huckleberry10, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 07

I am a 57 year old male, just found out I have an aortic aneurysm, told it was 4.8 cm. I am going to see a specialist today, June 6, 2016, wish me luck.

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.

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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.

Comment from: 35-44 (Patient) Published: September 26

I have been diagnosed with uterine cancer. I can not have surgery yet. I am in stage 3. I have been going through chemo and radiation for almost 10 weeks. The cells still have not shrunk enough to operate. I am 34 and a mother of two teenage girls. I am fighting everyday so I pray for all of those that have this and wish you all the best.

Comment from: Vickirae57, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 24

My daughter in law was diagnosed with uterine cancer 10 yrs ago but refused the hysterectomy because she wanted more kids, and already had two boys. Now she's 29 years old and has had 3 more children since. Now her life is hanging by a limb. She has had a full hysterectomy, both lungs had uterine cancer removed and she was told today she needs a lung transplant, and she has had part of her bladder and bowels removed. All of this in the last 2 months. She's a stage 4 and they have told her she may only have three months to live. The cancer is not in her bones yet.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 30

I was diagnosed with uterine cancer after an endometrial biopsy,(due to post menopausal bleeding)followed by a total hysterectomy with ovaries. Age 56. Still awaiting pathology. Depending on stage and grade, they may stop at surgery, if more advanced or present in lymph samples they have stated they would start with radiation and only go to chemo if needed.

Comment from: Mike2C3, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 01

I'm a 25-year-old male and husband of a wife that just got diagnosed with uterine cancer today. She's 30 years old, and her last pap before the one she just had was about three to four years ago, so right now we're just worrying. All we know right now is that the next step is another exam/test at the OB/GYN, I'm guessing to determine all the specifics about the diagnosis. At this point, we don't know if the cancer is benign or malignant, hoping of course for benign, but always expecting the worst.

Comment from: (Caregiver) Published: April 08

My mother is 68 and had a total hysterectomy using a laproscopic robot surgery. Her oncologist said her cancer is Grade 3.

Comment from: jean, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 14

I don’t know if I have uterine cancer or not, going next week to do a biopsy. I have had bleeding for two weeks at the most. My pap smear came back abnormal last year, but I ignored it, the labor pains I had in my stomach was probably the start of it two years ago again I ignored it, so I will wait and see what my test results will be. I am so scared, and worried. I can’t function normally.

Comment from: mcclarty, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I am 53 years old and was diagnosed with uterine cancer two months ago. They did a robotic (full) hysterectomy one month ago and I am back to work full time. I returned this month and the doctor said they got it all and there is no need for further treatment. I am amazed by modern medicine.

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