mecalcole's Journey:

Patient: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 63, Stage I

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    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine...
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    biopsy came back as cancer.

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    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had da vinci hysterectomy on December 2, 2011, came out of surgery feeling fine. Every one was amazed how good I felt. Was up walking around within a couple of hours. Released from hospital next day. Went back to work on Monday December 5th worked most of the day. No one even knew I had had surgery except for a couple people and they said they never would have known. Definitely recommend this type of surgery, recovery time is reduced so drastically and incisions are so small.

    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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    Other

    Celebration

    Feb 6, 2012 had colonscopy, had one 6 years ago with precancerous polyps found, so decided to make sure all was okay with that. It was fine!!

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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    May 29, 2012. Went in for first follow up check. Everything looked good except blood pressure up but stress level was high, son is going through bad divorce and mom passed away May 11 and was having memorial service on June 1. Of course Dr made a comment on things happening in threes!! Decided to have them check when last mammogram was done. Had been almost 2 years so dr ordered one. On manual exam felt a ridge in right breast, nothing in left. sent me up to mammogram screening, they send me to diagnostics instead as dr had felt something and would get answers sooner in diagnotics. Nothing showed on mammogram on right breast, left breast showed density and microcalcifications. Sent me to have ultra sound on breasts. Ultra sound showed lump in right but nothing in left!! Dr said very strange. Immediately did an ultra sound guided core biopsy on right breast.

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