Joachima's Journey:

Survivor: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 60

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    Total Hysterectomy due to heavy/abnormal bleeding, abnormal uterus in size, position, & thickening of the endometrial wall with large fibroids. (was pre-menopausal)

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma, Stage lll, then was told that I was un-staged since lymph nodes were not checked during surgery - cancer was not suspected during surgery for a total hysterectomy so lymph nodes were not examined. After the pathology report came back positive, it was decided not to go back to surgery to check the lymph nodes as the treatment regardless of stage would be the same. After further consultations, it was determined that I was estimated to be stage ll or stage lll.

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    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Gemzar and Taxotere

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
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    over 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    side effects of chemo were: muscle aches, bone pain neuropathy in hands, constipation, diarrhea, swelling of legs, abdominal distress - had to modify diet to gluten free & lactose-free which helped some, body temperature ups & downs, fever, chills, tachycardia due to steroids, we think.... that's all I can remember right now as far as side effects.

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    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
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    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

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

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    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Finished treatment on July 17, 2012

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    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Celebration

    My doctor called this morning with results from my CT taken Nov. 12 - NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE !!! Rejoicing & Praising God !!!

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