Jessigoodness' Journey with Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Caregiver: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage Recurrent

  1. 1
    almost 4 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Endometrial cancer diagnosis in 2011, which was not understood whether or not it stemmed from the breast cancer she had survived in 1992.

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  2. 2
    almost 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    She underwent a histerectomy in 2011 to get rid of the endometrial (and surrounding) cancer.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  3. 3
    almost 4 years ago
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    Both internal and external radiation

    Radiation

    She had internal and external radiation after her surgery to keep the cancer from metastasizing.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  4. 4
    almost 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    We were given the all-clear in fall of 2011. Her endometrial cancer had gone!

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  5. 5
    almost 4 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    She was misdiagnosed with bursitus in her leg, after undergoing several months of agonizing pain in her leg. She went in an got an X-ray, later, and it was revealed that she had a 13in long mass in her leg.

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  6. 6
    almost 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Cancer ultimately spread from her uterus to her thigh, spine, lungs, and lymph nodes.

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  7. 7
    almost 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    She went through radiation from January to March 2013.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  8. 8
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo was started with the radiation, but she is supposed to continue until June 2013.

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