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Unread 08-03-2004, 04:57 PM
New member - possible uterine cancer -help

My name is Robin, I need help please.

I am a 48 year old woman in menopause for the last 3 plus years. I have been having symptoms recently whcih include pelvic pressure, pain, left side pain, urinary urgency, constipation, and pain in breathing (left lung seems to hurt when I breath in). None of these symptoms are normal for me.

I had a transvsginal and pelvic ultrasound yesterday. Today the nurse called me with results. At first she hesitated and told me that doctor whould have to speak with me, but that I needed an MRI. I then adamantly requested the results, and she told me I have a right side complex lesion (not sure if it 9 mm or 9 cm) in the right side of my uterus. I also have a small lesion at the top of my cervix. My doctor will not be back to Thursday, I have to wait till that time to book the MRI.

I belive it is likely I have cancer. Has anyone else had experience with this?

All input is appreciated.

Robin from Rhode Island
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Unread 08-03-2004, 05:04 PM
New member - possible uterine cancer -help


Welcome to Hyster Sisters !!! It truly is a great place for support and advice.

First of all, understand that waiting on anything is truly the HARDEST part. When I was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer, my doctor said I had a lesion on my liver and a tumor on my right ovary. During surgery, the tumor was removed and the lesion on my liver was inspected and determined to be nothing more than a cyst. So, in my HUMBLE opinion, I would much rather hear the word - lesion than I would the word tumor. Just me I guess.

Be adamant about getting your MRI scheduled ASAP. But also remember that no news is good news at this point......take a deep breath.....and keep us posted on your progress please....we will be thinking of you....
Unread 08-03-2004, 05:07 PM
Welcome to Cancer Concerns

I don't know about uterine lesions but I do want you to know this is a good board and several sisters have been in your position. Don't assume at this point it's cancer; it could be other things. The MRI and transvaginal ulttrasound and perhaps other tests will paint a better picture. The waiting part is the worst. I'll hand out my famous advice: Never Waste a Good Panic. Yes, you're worried and nervous, but deep breath and one day/step at a time.
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Unread 08-03-2004, 06:45 PM
New member - possible uterine cancer -help

Robin. As the others have said the waiting is the worst part, Try not to assume the worst. Many lesions and tumors are begnign. Hopefully these tests will give a clear answer to what is going on, but if there is cancer please make sure you are tretaed by a gyn/ oncologist They are specially trained in all things pertaining to cancer. Please keep us posted.
Unread 08-04-2004, 06:39 AM
New member - possible uterine cancer -help

Hi, Robin,

I am sorry you are experiencing this uncertainty and the related anxiety that it causes in these situations. Try not to think the worst at this point.

If the lesion in your uterus originated in the endometrium (lining of the uterus) the only way to determine whether it is cancer or some other benign growth is through an endometrial biopsy or D&C. I am a five-year endometrial (uterine) cancer survivor and have been very fortunate to have enjoyed wonderful health since my diagnosis and treatment.

Good luck with your tests and please keep us posted on how things are going. Feel free to come back with any additional questions you have.

Best regards,

Unread 08-04-2004, 07:48 AM
New member - possible uterine cancer -help

Dear Robin,

I'm sorry to hear about your situation and of course the waiting is the hardest part.

Like Moekay, I'm a survivor (4.5 years, the big 5 is coming up in February of 2005!) of endometrial cancer. Had a TAHBSO with no problems afterwards, a good and even enjoyable recuperation, and at this point I'm probably in better shape than I've ever been! My cancer was caught early and the prognosis is excellent.

There is light at the end of the tunnel, but it's important that you get things diagnosed quickly and accurately, and you may want to consider a gynecological oncologist if your DR isn't one already.

Don't hesitate to insist on prompt testing---early detection can make a huge difference.

Keep us posted.


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