Diagnosed with Stage 1 Endometrial Cancer
Last year, in November, my periods were extremely heavy and clotting. The clots would look like fresh liver in the grocery store. That's how thick it was. I would also soak through pads (Especially the heavy flow overnights.) When these days came, I wouldn't even go out with my friends or even to the store. It would flow like a river. Anyways, I made appointment with my Gyno and I did a pap smear and she put on the Mirena IUD birth control. It stopped my heavy bleeding and clotting. But she suggested that I do a biopsy and see whats going on with the heavy bleeding. Got my results back and it said: showed atypical hyperplasia could not r/o adenocarcinoma. My second biopsy, was taken 2 weeks ago and showed cancer on the uterus lining. My doctor calls and tells me that I have Stage 1 Endometrial Cancer. This past Tuesday, I had surgery (Hysterectomy). They removed the uterus, the cervix, fallopian tubes and the ovaries. Surgery went well, the worst part was after surgery I woke up and I was feeling nauseated from the Anesthesia. I received an email from my doctor for my pathology report. It said: It does confirm a well developed cancer of the uterus but there is no deep spread into the muscle walls and no suggestion of further problems in any of the other tissues. These results indicate that the surgery should truly be curative for you. No other treatments would be needed. I know you will be as relieved as I am that this will be behind you once you recover from the surgery. I was in tears... tears of joy! Right then and there, I was thanking GOD! This cancer hit me really hard in the beginning. But talking to family and friends helped a lot and Praying to GOD helped as well. This is a wake up call for me. I will take more priority in taking care of myself!