Endometrial Cancer Survivor
I had started spotting in between periods since July of 2009. I went to see my gynecologists in July and had a intrauterine ultrasound done....came back that the lining of my uterus was really thick. I had no tumors or cysts. They put me on several medications to try and control the bleeding. They didn't talk about a DnC until November of 2009, but still wanted to see how the meds worked. My gynecologists didn't seemed alarmed with how thick my lining of uterus was...mentioned briefly uterine cancer but said its not likely in a woman my age. I had polycystic ovarian syndrome since I was 22 and this made me irregular and could make me spot...but the ultrasound came back normal with no cysts on my ovaries. I thought at that moment....I should have asked more questions.
One morning in January of 2010 I woke up to a bed of blood. I could not stop bleeding. I was taken to the ER and given a depo shot and released back to my gynecologist. I went to see a different one because my gyno was out on vacation. I thank god I saw a different Dr. because this dr reviewed my charts and stated we need to do an emergency DnC because the lining of my uterus was really really thick and I shouldn't have been left like this for sooo many months. He was more aggressive and thank god he was because it came back positive for Stage 1 Endometrial Cancer. I could not believe it...I was spotting for soooo long and we could have done this procedure a lot sooner. But thank god...it was stage 1 and I had to have my uterus removed, cervix and fallopian tubes two weeks later.
I just had surgery last Friday, but I already feel soooo relieved. I got to keep my ovaries. They said the cancer had not spread beyond the lining of the uterus. Which means no further treatment is needed. I just have to eat healthier now, learn to listen to my body and take control of my health. I thank god for giving me a second chance I am only 30 years old, tooo young for this...but I thank god everyday for giving me life.