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    Hi Ivy I was diagnosed with stage111 endometrial cancer in April of 2009.
    My cancer had spread to fallopian tubes, ovary and cervix..Needless to say I was scared XXXXless.
    I had Chemo (taxol and carboplatin) every 3 weeks 3 treatments..lost all my hair..then started radiation..got some hair back..very short with the "chemo" curl" actually looked like a short afro..:) My second Rounds of Chemo I lost all my hair again..started more radiation..my hair came back ..then I had the internal radiation. Which wasn't the greatest thing in the world but it wasn't the worst either..But I'll tell you something I can never look at those big twisted long suckers at Shrivers down at the shore again after that internal radiation :) I then had another round of Chemo..lost my hair again..
    I never did have a port put in. I was given Zorfran in an injection before chemo and it worked wonderfully..Chemo was not the horror like you see on TV..I had to be postive..I din't want my husband or kids to be scared..so I made lots of jokes thru out the whole process and probably helped myself too.
    It has nothing to do with age..I was your age when I was diagnosed..I was in treatment from May to the middle of Nov. 2009..so this Nov. will be 3 years for me..I won't say Cancer free because the doctor keeps saying they can't say that until you are 5 years...but I have had no recurrence (thank God) not that I am not scared everytime I have to go in for a check up! Before treat I had a 40% chance of surviving 5 years..after treatment he said it was probably 75% or more..so what ever discomfort, pain..etc..was worth it..NO?

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    Hi Susee, i had the same diagnosis 3 years ago..but for all the worrying I do about a recurrenace it may as well as been yesterday. I am so sorry that the XXX beast has come back to you again. If you need to talk I will be here for you..
    Mary

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