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    endometrial cancer

    Hi. I'm new to this post, but was looking for others who have been diagnosed with endometrial cancer. I just found out this week and I'm scheduled to have a CT SCAN tomorrow and then see the Obgyn oncologist Monday to set up my complete hysterectomy. I'm so scared and I've been an emotional roller coaster. Can anyone give me any information if you have this and what to expect ?

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    I found your post and moved it here MrsScott. Now your have your very own thread.
    I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I am hoping we can help you here and make your roller coaster slow down, have smaller ups and downs or better yet come to a stop.
    CT scans are simple. Not sure if you had one of those or not - but you just lay down on a table and you and pushed in until the machine is covering the area of concern. Your head will likely stick out the other side and not be covered by a machine or anything (hope that makes sense).
    As for the hysterectomy there are several surgical options. The most common 2 of those are the a davinci laparoscopic or the laparoscopic procedures. You get 3 to 4 little slits in your abdomen area and in an hour or two bob's your uncle and you are done. Recovery is usually 6 to 8 weeks. You have to walk lots to keep your bowels moving or there's some trouble for ya. Adhere to the lifting restrictions. I didn't and really paid for it. There is actually lots to say but I will stop there and see what specific questions you have.Also sending you a private message. Look for Notifications box at the top right hand corner of the page ok?
    Hope I have helped some,
    Jodie
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    June 24 - tumor 1/3 the original size
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto

 

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