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    I agree it is a tough decision! I had access to...

    I agree it is a tough decision! I had access to all the technical journals because of my husband's work and the university where I was studying at the time, so I basically did nothing but read...
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    Lots of interesting stuff there! I spent a lot...

    Lots of interesting stuff there!

    I spent a lot of time thinking about brachytherapy, and did a lot of reading on it. The paper that pushed me off the fence was "Nomograms for Prediction of...
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    Sending good thoughts your way!

    Sending good thoughts your way!
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    It is good to know that you have little pain...

    It is good to know that you have little pain right now. That was pretty much my experience after robotic surgery. Your medical team will let you know what is recommended as follow-up. Don't be...
  5. @Par - It is normal to feel scared! But do...

    @Par - It is normal to feel scared! But do remember that its not cancer until the pathology results are in. Hang in there friend! Our thoughts are with you.
  6. PubMed only finds four papers for the search...

    PubMed only finds four papers for the search terms metronomic chemotherapy endometiral: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=metronomic+chemotherapy+endometrial

    ScholarGoogle finds quite a...
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    Sounds like your situation is similar to mine. ...

    Sounds like your situation is similar to mine. My stage was 1a, but my tumor was 4 cm. Treatment was with brachytherapy, followed by monitoring. This year is when I get to down-shift from 6 month...
  8. Glad to know that you find this a good place! ...

    Glad to know that you find this a good place! Let us know how your visit goes!
  9. Oh LizMarie, I'm sure she would be OK with this!...

    Oh LizMarie, I'm sure she would be OK with this!

    She will be brave, and anxious, and so will you. If you are lucky, you will take turns at each of those and be able to support each other well. ...
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    Hang in there. As we say at my house: When you...

    Hang in there. As we say at my house: When you know more, you will know more. Which of course also means that until you know more, you don't know enough to know what to think about things.

    You...
  11. I think that the question you should be asking is...

    I think that the question you should be asking is whether or not you need to be on Premarin or another HRT. What specific benefits should you be deriving from the therapy? When you stopped on your...
  12. It took me a while to find her posts, but...

    It took me a while to find her posts, but specialmagic is one poster to look for. Here is her thread about in-vitro after Megace:...
  13. Stage has to do with where the cancer is located...

    Stage has to do with where the cancer is located in the reproductive system. This usually is not fully determined until surgery. However there may be some sophisticated scanning systems that can...
  14. Possibly late for you and your wife, but here is...

    Possibly late for you and your wife, but here is a link to a fairly recent article that covers issues related to preservation of fertility: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5265623/
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  15. Welcome! You've been down a similar path...

    Welcome!

    You've been down a similar path before, so you have probably have a better sense of the potential emotional ups and downs than a first-timer would. What helped you most during the...
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    Thanks for finding us and checking in!

    Thanks for finding us and checking in!
  17. Yes there is a lot to think about, and you are...

    Yes there is a lot to think about, and you are good to come here.

    At this point, there are a lot of things that have to wait until you see the specialist. Yes, some times the D&C does get all...
  18. Great news on the heart front! Wishing all the...

    Great news on the heart front!

    Wishing all the best with the biopsy.
  19. Your gyno team needs to speak with your cardio...

    Your gyno team needs to speak with your cardio team. See if that biopsy can be moved up.
  20. LisaMary - You can get access to the article you...

    LisaMary - You can get access to the article you mention and related research by copying and pasting that title into the search bar at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ This will give you links to...
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    I am in the US, and had my surgery and follow-up...

    I am in the US, and had my surgery and follow-up radiation at the Mayo Clinic. Standard protocols can vary a bit from one medical team/country to another. I have the impression that countries with...
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    My surgeon normally performs DaVinci robotic...

    My surgeon normally performs DaVinci robotic surgery, so that is what I had. Follow-up included the recommended brachytherapy, which I gather is basically done to clean up any cancerous cells that...
  23. You have been through something sort of like this...

    You have been through something sort of like this before, so you have your own experience (good and bad) to draw on. What worked well for you last time around? I know it is hard to wait, but until...
  24. Excellent news! Wishing you continued smooth...

    Excellent news! Wishing you continued smooth healing.
  25. I am not familiar with your treatment plan, but...

    I am not familiar with your treatment plan, but perhaps your team can help you find others who have had similar regimens? Wishing you an extended "honeymoon"!
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