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Unread 10-21-2005, 07:10 PM
uterine & endometrial cancers same?

I just wanted to ask whether uterine cancer & endometrial cancer are one & the same or are they different & if so which one is worse to be diagnosed with?
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Unread 10-21-2005, 09:28 PM
uterine & endometrial cancers same?

Hi Mori -
Yes - the endometrium is the lining of the uterus. There is however a uterine sarcoma which is a uterine (not endometrial) cancer. Early stage endometrial cancer is very treatable. Many of us were cured with surgery alone. I have not studied uterine sarcoma but I know it is serious (as are all cancers). Endometrial cancer that has reached a stage three or four is also very serious. My cancer was very early stage and was treated with surgery alone.
Jan
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Unread 10-22-2005, 10:57 AM
uterine & endometrial cancers same?

Yep, most cancers of the uterus are endometrial cancers. Mine was a bit different - a sarcoma called leiomyosarcoma which is more difficult to treat.
Still every case is individual and prognosis depends upon the stage, extent, and procedure done to remove it or treat it.
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Unread 10-22-2005, 12:32 PM
uterine & endometrial cancers same?

There are many ways to research cancer on Google. Go to the medical resources, like American Cancer Society or any of the other good ones that pop up when you Google. That would be much more informative than talking to us laymen! Then you could come here and talk to those who have exactly what you've got and compare notes.
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Unread 10-22-2005, 10:05 PM
Break from cancer forums!

Thanks for the advice but I've decided to stop researching & stay off the cancer forums for a while.
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Unread 10-22-2005, 10:49 PM
uterine & endometrial cancers same?

Hi Mori - I don't think you should feel you have to stay off the cancer forum - we are here to support you. We all deal differently with a cancer diagnosis. I remember how panicked I was after learning of my endometrial cancer - but was much calmer after my two thyroid cancer diagnoses. Experience I guess! :-)
I haven't been on this forum for a few weeks and missed your original post. After your endometrial biopsy, did your Dr tell you what stage and grade he thought you cancer was? You can request a copy of the pathology report. I keep all my surgical reports, biopsy and lab results in a folder.
I know how scared you are, but I want to say that endometrial cancer is very treatable if caught in the early stages. The majority of endo cancers are caught early because they are symptomatic.
If you are an early stage, you will be cured with surgery alone.
Hang in there - we are all here for you. You are going to get through this just fine.
Hugs,
Jan
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Unread 10-22-2005, 10:56 PM
uterine & endometrial cancers same?

I really need to stay away because the more I learn the more I panic. I was told I have grade 1 endometrial adenocarcinoma well differentiated in a hyperplasia background. I do have copies of mytests & pathlolgyreports.Thanks for your kind words.
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Unread 10-22-2005, 11:49 PM
uterine & endometrial cancers same?

I understand - but we are here if you need us. :-) Your grade of cancer is very treatable. I hope that gives you some comfort.
Hugs,
Jan
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