Uterine Cancer Survivor
I was a 50 year old female in October of 2008 when my ob/gyn performed a d/c. He told me that my uterous was full of these mushroom like growths he had never seen before. He took as many of them out as he could and every thing looked fine. I did not hear from him for a long time and when I saw him again I think it was January of 2009 he said that everything was fine. After the d/c I bleed for a while then my period stopped for about for months about April 2009 I got another period ghat was normal so I thought menopause was not there yet as you had to go a full year with no period. The period ended and then nothing till about June 2009 when I would get scant bleeding his bleeding and discharge continued until January 2010. I had relocated and needed a new Doctor they are had to come by here so I finally got to see her in march. The discharge and blood was so minimal I really did not think to much about it but in retrospect I knew and was to damn afraid to value myself enough to take care of it. What a dummy. So my doc found what she thought was a huge fibroid and sent me to a new ob/gyn who immediately did a uterine biopsy and on April 23 I was diagnosed with aeodnocarcinoma.
On May 18th I had a radical hysterectomy. Then met with my gyn/oncologist team who told me that my staging was difficult for them. As it was very aggressive tumor so I was a 2 close to a 3. But then informed me that was not the first time they had seen some tissue samples from me I told them that that was impossible because I had never been to Institute before. They informed me that on October 2008 they had been sent samples from me as a suspected uterine sarcoma but there tests revealed that it was not.
I was shocked my Doc had not mentioned the "C" word at all. If he had I sure would have been more vigilant. Anyway they said I had no nodal involvement and that they had managed to excise all the tumor and there margins were clear but not as wide as they would have liked so they wanted to to adjuvent therapy 4 rounds Chemo taxol/carboplatin and 25 rounds radiation including 3 brachy. I tolerated the treatment extremely well and walked out the other side. My scan showed me to be cancer free.