PLEASE SISTERS, IF YOU CAN GIVE ME YOUR INPUT, I WOULD BE GRATEFUL. JULY 24 I WENT FOR MY 6 MONTH VISIT WITH THE GYN ONCOLOGIST. I WAS DIAGNOSED IN JAN WITH STAGE 1 GRADE 1A ENDOMETRIAL CANCER. SURGERY WAS THE ONLY TREATMENT. I HAD A YEAST INFECTION A MONTH AGO, AND THE NURSE PRACTITIONER SAID MY VAGINAL CUFF LOOKED GOOD. AS SOON AS THE DR. HAD THE SPECULUM INSIDE OF ME HE SAID "I NEED TO BIOPSY THIS." THE AREA HE HAD TO BIOPSY WAS IN THE VAGINAL CUFF. (THE AREA WHERE CANCER IS MOST LIKELY TO REOCCUR). HE SAID IT IS MOST LIKELY A GRANULOMA. I ASKED WHAT THE PROTOCOL WAS IF IT TURNS OUT TO BE CANCER. HE SAID CHEMO AND RADIATION. THIS WAITING IS JUST TOO HARD. COULD THE INFECTION CAUSE THIS? IS IT PROBABLY A REOCCURANCE. HAS ANYONE HAD AN EXPERIENCE LIKE THIS. THE WEB SAID THAT IF IT IS GRANULOMA TISSUE THAT WOULD BE NOTED ON THE 6 WEEK FOLLOW UP. AND THE NURSE LAST MONTH DID NOT SEE ANYTHING. COULD THE INFECTION BE HIDING IT? WHY WOULD I HAVE BEEN TOLD 6 MONTHS AGO THAT IT WAS 95% CHANCE I WAS CURED? THE CANCER WAS FOUND AFTER THE SURGERY WHEN THE PATH REPORT CAME BACK. NO LYMPH NODES WERE TAKEN. THE CT OF PELVIC AND ABD WERE NORMAL. ANY ANY ANY FEEDBACK WOULD BE WONDERFUL. I AM NOT SURE HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS SITE, SO I HOPE I CAN FIND YOUR RESPONSES. I'M SORRY THIS IS SO LONG, I'M JUST A LITTLE FREAKED OUT. I HAVE GREAT FAITH, AND IF IT HAS REOCCURRED, I WILL HAVE THE STRENGTH TO GET THRO, IT'S JUST THE WAITING THAT IS CAUSING ANXIETY.
...WHY WOULD I HAVE BEEN TOLD 6 MONTHS AGO THAT IT WAS 95% CHANCE I WAS CURED?...
A 95% chance that you were cured means that there's a 5% chance you weren't cured. 95% means that if there were 20 women in your exact same situation, 19 would turn out to be cured and one would not be.
So, yeah, you could have bad luck and be that one woman out of twenty who wasn't cured.
However, it sounds as if your doc hasn't done the biopsy yet. Until the biopsy's done and the path reports are back, you don't know if you've got a recurrence of cancer or not. So you might still be one of the 19 women who *were* cured.
First breath. It sounds as if your Dr is being very proactive which is what you need at this time.
Second breath. You don't know yes or no at this time so try not to panic. I know that is very, very difficult but unfortunately it will not change the outcome.. Ask your Dr for something to help you get through the anious waiting period.
There are ladies here who have had recurrences and have had different treatments so hopefully they can shed some light on that. I don't know if the infection would have hidden things or not, that is something to ask your Dr.
It is very hard to wait on test results. I had some granulation so have a bit of a lumpy cuff from the slow healing and scar tissue. My doctor also wasn't sure if the lumps he felt during the manual portion if the pelvic exam were scar tissue or the tumor for which I was receiving chemo and radiation. It was after a PET scan that I was cleared. Sounds like your doctor does not think that it is cancer but is checking to make sure. A granuloma is just a lump of normal tissue (I didn't realize this from your description so I looked it up). In my brief search granulomas in the lungs can be caused by an infection, but I didn't see anything for a vaginal cuff one way or the other. Don't hesitate to follow-up with your doctor before your next appointment if you have questions now that you've had time to process everything a bit. Sounds like you had a huge unexpected shock during the exam given the news you got just a month prior.
I also just wanted to offer you a hug of comfort. I don't have any words of wisdom because I haven't been in your situation but I offer you words of Faith. Don't worry or lose sleep over something you don't have all the information for yet. Pray for your peace of mind and a great report from the doctor.