ChesterBenn's Journey:

Patient: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer > Carcinoma > Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma > Serous Carcinoma

Patient Info: Diagnosed: over 2 years ago, Female, Age: 66, Stage III

  1. 1
    over 1 year ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Papillary serous--uterine, Stage III

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  2. 2
    over 1 year ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Messed-up throat biopsy following "lighting up" the PET scan. Also had a billion mammograms--all for UTERINE cancer!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 1 year ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    DaVinci went almost TOO well! Took one pain pill and that was it. Most of the circle scars have disappeared (less than one year later). Took out a whole bunch of lymph nodes, though. Luckily, only some were affected.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  4. 4
    over 1 year ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Three Chemo sessions started out not too bad--pain in legs, etc., but only for one week following each session, and not immediately. A few other effects.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    over 1 year ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Didn't hurt DURING rad, but side effects became quite severe. Total loss of appetite, hair, other things I don't recall. [Some may be attributable to chemo.]

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  6. 6
    over 1 year ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Not as bad as external, but still have residual numbness.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  7. 7
    over 1 year ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Last set of chemo. Couldn't do the final one due to feeling near death. Doc okay with skipping it. Looking back four months later, guess it was sort of worth it.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  8. 8
    over 1 year ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Not sure whether REMISSION is the correct term, but I'm using it. Recent CT/PET scan showed only a few suspicious blobs, which are being watched, as opposed to "lighting up the whole thing" last year.

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  9. 9
    over 1 year ago
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    Celebration

    Even if this aggressive, rare form of cancer returns, doc says no more chemo/rad! As long as it's not too painful, a BIG if, I'll be fine with it. I care so much about quality/ease of life, not so much length, since I assume cancer survivors cannot donate blood nor organs. True?

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