NJZ62's Journey:

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

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Female, Age: 67, Stage Recurrent

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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Diagnosed with Stage 1, Grade 3 Endometrial Adenocarcinoma Sept 2010 Age 60

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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Oct 2010 had (TAH) total abdominal hysterectomy. My daughter and son had been Caesearian deliveries, so I knew pretty much what to expect in terms of discomfort. Needed very little pain medication, healed well.

    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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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Vaginal cuff scarring has made marital intimacy very difficult.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Bladder problems

    Side Effects

    Backed up kidneys (hydronephrosis) due to scarring where the ureters attach to the bladder. Scarring either due to hysterectomy surgery or radiation damage. Have 2 stents in to relieve the problem until oncologists give okay for surgery to repair the ureters.

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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Had 20 months of clean Pap smears/check ups, then Aug 2012 was told that the cancer was back, with a lesion in lung, a lesion in liver and "seeds" in the omentum.

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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Undergoing 6 rounds Taxol/Carboplatin. Still working 4 days a week, but fatigue is an issue at times.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    After 4 rounds going to get Procrit shots to boost red blood cells.

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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Severe constipation - oncology nurse recommended 2 doses of Miralax every day (unless too loose), has helped some.

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    Bowel obstruction

    Side Effects

    Partial bowel obstruction due to adhesions from total hysterectomy in 2010.

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