Angela123's Journey with Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Patient: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 62, Stage IV

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    • Angela123
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine...
    about 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Diagnosed with uterine cancer while on vacation in Las Vegas( I live on Long Island, New York.). After flying back on Christmas Day 2011, I am able to secure an appointment to see a gynecological surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering for dec 31. Hysterectomy scheduled fo 1/14/12. After lung biopsy for suspicious lung nodules is performed on 1/12/12, it is determined that uterine cancer has already spread to my lungs. Since hysterectomy is already schedule, I go through with it on 14th. It is discussed that I would have chemo after recovery from surgery

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    • Angela123
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine...
    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Angela123
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine...
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo side effects hard to cope with,especially neuropathy.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Angela123
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine...
    about 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Fatigue was often present, paired with difficulty walking due to neuropathy.

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    • Angela123
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine...
    about 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Pain and discomfort and the psychological effects of mobility limitations.

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    • Angela123
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine...
    about 4 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    Ct exams are showing results thru oct 2012. Maybe ends do justify means!???!

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    • Angela123
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    about 4 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Ct exam in December shows resurgence and growth of cancer nodules on my lungs. Doctor says chemo is no longer working and needs to find new chemo/trial for me.

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    • Angela123
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine...
    about 4 years ago
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    Should I participate in clinical trial in New York City?

    Decision Point

    Schedule meeting in Jan 2013 to discuss trial participation at memorial Sloan Kettering, only to find out that heart issue disqualifies me. Very frustrating and scary since cancer is growing during all this time!

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    • Angela123
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine...
    about 4 years ago
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    Other Care

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • Angela123
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine...
    about 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    Had laparoscopic hysterectomy in jan 2012 at memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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