emdanuco's Journey with Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Patient: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 42, Stage IV

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    • emdanuco
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Laparoscopic Total Hysterectomy, BSO with Lymph Node Dissection on 3/25/13

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • emdanuco
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo Regimen : Carbo & Taxol every 3 weeks X 6 Cyles Cycle # 1 : Develop severe shooting burning back pain with Chest tightness during my first taxol infusion 15 mins after rate increase.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    • emdanuco
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

    ANC is only 400 on Day 14 but went right back up to 2000 on Day 18. Thank Goodness

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    • emdanuco
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Hair loss started on Day 14. Decided to Shave it All off. And my 12 y/o son volunteered to shave my head for me. Quite an Experience! So proud of him!

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    • emdanuco
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    The joint/muscle pains were worse on day 2-3 after chemo but started subsiding after day 5 as my Oncologist assured me.

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    • emdanuco
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Shooting And Burning Pain came on Day 2 with muscle pains but Leg weakness,trouble walking worse on day 4, with occ. Feet/hands tingling and numbness that started fading by day 6-7

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    • emdanuco
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    over 3 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    30 days or so of External Radiation is not a walk in the park after your body has been through Chemotherapy...BUT you can do it !

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • emdanuco
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    over 3 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Brachytherapy was not fun but I made it! You can do it too!

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • emdanuco
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    After 6 Cycles of Carbo & Taxol, Maintenance Avastin every 3 Weeks ( until disease progression ) is the only easy part of my whole journey!

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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