• Adenocarcinoma survivors?

    Asked by zippymaus on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

    Adenocarcinoma survivors?

    My mother's cancer type was finally confirmed, although they didn't give us the stage (and I don't think I want to know). It's adenocarcinoma. I'm scared because everything online says "poor prognosis" yet her radiologist said she is "in the curable range." She had a fist-sized cervical tumor and apparently they detected the cancer in one nearby node. Does anyone have information on adenocarcinoma - anything hopeful? Any experiences or advice to share on it?

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I was diagnosed 24 years ago my first time, then there was no internet. All I had to go on was what my dr told me or you could read in a book. 4 years ago, I was diagnosed for the 3rd time, with a different type of cancer, I googled everything and soon found out that I should be dead in about 6 months, according to what I read. Everything tends to be so negative. For me, things were MUCH better in reality, than they were online. They will probably be better for your Mom also! Good luck with her journey, and I wish you all the best. Let us know if you have questions about anything, there are lots of people here that have been through the same thing. Someone with her type of cancer will answer you soon. Keep a good attitude!

      about 4 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      I'm a survivor of Stage IV Ovarian Cancer.... you want to talk 'poor prognosis"??? Stop reading the internet and start listening to your mother's oncologist. Find out what Stage she's in... "Know your Enemy". But what I did first is to reach out my hand and grab tightly to my Lord. I told him I'd follow him anywhere he led me, but that I was so afraid. He took my hand and instantly my fear was gone. He led me through surgery... my tumor was a 39 lb soccer ball sized. Surgeon removed all the cancer he could see... and when we got the results of the PET CT scan.... HE'D REMOVED IT ALL!!!!!! I then started in on almost two years of chemo therapy, I made so many new friends of the chemo nurses, some I still pray for and will always remember in my prayers. However that was 6 1/2 years ago that I started my chemo journey. I have been cancer free since surgery... and remained so with the help of chemo and constant monitoring.... Praise God. Don't give up on your mother.... Stop reading the internet for advise... go to oncologist and listen to him/her... Trust in God and hold fast to His hand! God bless your mother and you !

      about 4 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      I'm 5 years out from a "mucinous adenocarcinoma, stage 4" that originated on my appendix, but was found encompassing my ovary. I'm in full remission, and we're hoping it's permanent.

      Yes, adenocarcinomas can be cured.

      about 4 years ago
    • SunnyDay's Avatar

      The Internet said the same thing about my vulvar cancer. And my Gynocologist sent me to an oncologist in a hurry. I was so scared I didn't even want treatment and was ready to call hospice . It turned out I was Stage 0 and back to my normal routine a week after laser surgery. Trust your oncologist and survivors on this website not random Internet talk. It's hard because you want to learn as much as you can about rare cancers but you can get first hand answers here. Good luck to your mom.

      about 4 years ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar

      I had a 4 cm adenocarcinoma in my lower colon. After surgery, it was determined that it had not breached the wall of the colon, but cells had been found in 2/27 lymph nodes so I was Stage IIIA and required 12 rounds of chemo. Because of what my doctors had told me, I always believed it was curable and I attacked cancer with zeal, determination and a very positive attitude. Although I am an IT professional and an incredible internet sleuth, I avoided researching online and referred to my doctors and nurses. They always told me exactly the way it would be.

      about 4 years ago
    • weezyschannel's Avatar

      Hi zippy...yes, I had adenocarcinoma of ther cervix stage IIB.. I had radiation and total hysterectomy. That was a little over 18 years ago! If you would like to read my whole story, feel free, as it is a little too long to write again, but I do have what I went through as well as my radiation experience, coping, etc.. feel free to read..if you have any other questions I can answer, feel free to contact me


      about 4 years ago
    • Devon's Avatar

      Meeeee! I was 25 when diagnosed, and it's been 3 years!
      I had a tumor, and about 30 nodes removed, although mine came back negative. I had surgery and have never had any problems since.

      about 4 years ago

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