• Papillary serous

    Asked by ChesterBenn on Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Papillary serous

    Is "papillary serous" diag same as "pap serous carcinoma"? How often has yours returned after treatment?

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      papillary serous carcinoma is the listing in our diagnosis page, it appears to be the same. We hope you're doing well. Have you just been diagnosed or having a relapse?

      about 1 month ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      I had a different type of cancer.

      Apparently, this is an aggressive form of cancer. Hit it with everything at your disposal.

      Very best wishes and excellent luck.

      about 1 month ago
    • ChesterBenn's Avatar
      ChesterBenn

      Thanks. Just diagnosed in Nov. Stage IV, upgraded to only III now.
      Had DaVinci ute surgery in Feb (2018) w a gazillion lymph nodes removed. Only hurt for three days.
      Started standard chemo last Friday. Two days of bad leg pain, then nothing except during sleep.
      Sandwiching the radiation later. Scared of the internal one. Thinking not worth it if recurrence rate is so high.

      about 1 month ago
    • Boomerinaz's Avatar
      Boomerinaz

      To answer your question, yes it’s the same. Yes you are worth it! Don’t get caught up in the negative stats of papillary serous. I understand the fear but your survival also depends on your mindset. I was diagnosed in January 2017 with Stage IV Endometrial cancer with papillary serous. Had surgery and 6 rounds of high dose chemo. Finished last July. I’m in remission, almost 8 months now. You can be too.

      about 1 month ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      A high recurrence rate is different than a sure recurrence.

      You have already begun and dont seem to know what else to do to help yourself.

      Doing nothing isnt sane. Take a chance. You could be a winner. Someone has to be that. Why not you?

      Best wishes & excellent luck.

      about 1 month ago
    • biga17133's Avatar
      biga17133

      That's right you can be a winner but not if you don't play so get'er done praying for you!!!
      marven

      about 1 month ago
    • Jane1212's Avatar
      Jane1212

      The internal radiation affects everyone differently. I cannot speak personally as I did not need radiation but my cousin had it with very few side effects. She was stage III and has been NED for 3 years now and feels great. Remember that people with few side effects are unlikely to post about it. Assume you will not have side effects until you do and deal with them then.

      about 1 month ago
    • RowenaH's Avatar
      RowenaH

      My serous endometrial cancer was only a stage 1, but chemo was recommended. Only did 4 chemo treatments due to serious complication. Three years later I am still NED. Definitely worth the treatments. No experience with radiation though.

      about 1 month ago

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