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    My first post, New to this, endometrial, stage 3A

    I was diagnosed with Endometrial Adenocarcinoma grade 2 in November. Had total robotic vaginal hysterectomy 19 Dec. Am Stage 111a, seems my only choice is chemo or I have 40-50% chance of recurrence without it according to my oncologist. 5-10% chance of recurrence with chemo. I start Taxol/carboplatin regime every 3 weeks for 6 treatments on 17 Jan. Very nervous and scared.
    I haven't seen path report yet, but have asked for it. I am a 3 time breast cancer survivor, but never had chemo, just radiation. And I am 77 years old, in very good health, active, do Zumba and line dance. Also am an artist and play ukulele. Would appreciate advice, comments, suggestions.

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    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 previous treatments? The chemo will be a new experience for you, so make sure to get good advice from your treatment team about self-care that is likely to ease the process.

    Sending good thoughts your way!
    Intermediate Risk Endometriod Cancer: Stage 1a Grade 2 some lymphvascular space invasion, DaVinci surgery December 2014, Brachytherapy February 2015

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    Looks like if anyone know how to tackle this beast is you! I am so sorry you are having to do it again. Stay strong and we are hear to listen and help answer any questions we can.
    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
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED

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    I am a new joiner with a recent diagnosis of endometrial cancer. Have had surgery and awaiting path results. Already know my cancer is a high grade and I'll need both radiation and chemo. Survived Breast Cancer, State 1, Grade 2, 14 years ago. I'm 68 years old. I'm writing just to let you know that there is someone else out there in a similar situation to you. Best of luck and good fortune to us both. mam

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    hi mam,
    I would like welcome you and invite you to start your own post as the original poster has not been back since January 2018 so I do not expect you will get a response from them. I welcome you to share your story in your own post so that others may learn and be encouraged by your story. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
    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
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED

 

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