• Treatment and more :)

    Asked by rosey on Friday, May 24, 2013

    Treatment and more :)

    I'm curious to find out if there are any women here with the following diagnosis: endometrial adenocarcinoma stage IIIc2, grade 1, with mets to pelvic and lower para aortic lymph nodes. No distant mets. If so I'd like to find out what your treatment was or is and what your oncologist has shared with you in terms of your cancer. I'd like to sort of 'compare notes'. Thank you in advance :)

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    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Well, I'm sorta close. I am IV B, grade 1. My mets were to my omentum, which is the layer of fat over the abdominal organs. I had a complete hysterectomy -- my ovaries were actually ok. Dr also removed my omentum. Even w/a stage IV, he told me he got it all. I followed up w/6 cycles of chemo (Taxol & Carboplatin, one cycle every 3 weeks). Because I didn't have a distinct mass left after surgery, I didn't have to do radiation. Don't know if that helps at all. Regardless, please let me know if there are any questions I can answer. I just completed chemo in January, so I'm not too far removed from treatment.

      almost 4 years ago
    • rosey's Avatar
      rosey

      thanks buckeyeshelby :) I think the piece I'm most curious about is the lymph node involvement,the 2c part of the diagnosis, I'm happy to hear you're doing well :)

      almost 4 years ago
    • rosey's Avatar
      rosey

      **oops the c2 part if the diagnosis lol

      almost 4 years ago
    • JeanB's Avatar
      JeanB

      I'm in current treatment for this same diagnosis. I didnt even know I had an aortic lymph node before this, the rascal. I had my hysterectomy on April 3rd and have just had my first chemo infusion last week. How may I be of service?? Also, CARM the nurse knows everything. Do you have any specific questions?

      almost 4 years ago
    • Ivy's Avatar
      Ivy

      I was diagnosed with endometrial adenocarcinoma stage IIIC1, grade 2, with cells in pelvic lymph nodes but not in a para aortic lymph node, so we are very similar but not exactly the same. I had robotic surgery with removal of uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. A total of 20 lymph nodes were removed, but only the 6 that were attached to the uterus were positive. I had chemotherapy of taxol and carboplatin, every 3rd week, for a total of 6 treatments. I also had 3 high-dose brachytherapy treatments, in-between the 1st three chemo treatments, to the vaginal cuff. My surgeon said that my case was less definitive than some, but the review group at my hospital, a world-class cancer institution, recommended aggressive treatment. Last year was not any fun, and that's an understatement, but my chances of having no relapse are much better due to the aggressive treatment. This hospital recommends brachytherapy even when there is no known mass left after surgery. Would be interested what advice you've been given, if you feel like sharing.

      Good luck with all your treatment.

      almost 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Rosey,
      You might want to get familiar with a site called Chemotherapy Advisor. It is a free to join siter that will explain all the regimen to each cancer. I have attached a link to the endometrial regimens. I hope this helps, Carm RN.

      http://www.chemotherapyadvisor.com/endometrial-carcinoma-treatment-regimens/article/218126/

      almost 4 years ago
    • rosey's Avatar
      rosey

      Hi friends :) Thanks to those who've responded, I'm sorry it's taken a bit to respond. Would any of you ladies consider sharing private emails? Sometimes I think rather than post all the details here, to speak specifically to those with a similar diagnosis via email would be great. Let me know and I'd be happy to share mine :)

      almost 4 years ago

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