sgmom's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Cervical Cancer

Patient: Cervical Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 44, Stage IB

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    • sgmom
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Cervical...
    about 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    "Although the overall histopathologic findings favor endocervical adenocarcinoma, would suggest endometrial curettage to rule out endometrial adenocarcinoma with endocervical involvement." Not exactly the words one wants to read or hear...ever. That's how I spent my early afternoon yesterday. I think I've gone through an entire tissue box since then. No symptoms. I found out through my 1st postpartum pap smear. Stage 1B1

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    • sgmom
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Cervical...
    about 4 years ago
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    ct scan

    Other Care

    I had a CT scan of my chest, abdomen and pelvis today which came back clean! So hurdle #1 crushed. What a relief that there's no signs that the cancer has metasticized. I'm not out of the woods but I don't feel like I'm drowning in a swamp now. Grateful for this day and for the good friends that made the CT scan happen with no thanks to health insurance protocol.

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    • sgmom
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Cervical...
    about 4 years ago
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    LEEP

    Procedure or Surgery

    1/29/13 LEEP to determine invasion. I was nervous as XXX but got through the procedure ok. The sound of the machine and smell of the burning was the worst part about it, but no pain involved. The pathology report that followed showed invasion so hysterectomy scheduled for 2/11.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • sgmom
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    about 4 years ago
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    Radical hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    2/11/13 Radical laparoscopic hysterectomy - no oophorectomy! I'm 2 days post-op and a little sore in the abs but mostly in my shoulders. The surgery went off without a hitch (thank you Lord!) and I was discharged the next day. The Doc is optimistic that I won't need radiation or chemo, but pathology reports will yield the final determination. I have a catheter in until my follow-up appointment in one week. So thankful for my friends and family who I feel have been my army in this battle!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • sgmom
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Cervical...
    about 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    2/20/13 Path negative report from hysterectomy!! LVSI negative after 17 lymph node dissection. No radiation or chemo needed.

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