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Unread 10-04-2001, 04:47 PM
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I have to say all Ya'll ladies are very brave! I admire your perseverance & courage.
I had a pap 5 mths ago w/ no cellular change. I started tamoxifen 4/00...I was dx w/ breast cancer 10/00 & had my mod rad mast w/a 6 node sentinel biopsy w/ no node involvement. It was orginally insitu carcinoma but was invasive 0.06cm, still very small.
My surgeon & his team in Houston all said no chemo or I believe I should of had some. I'm waiting on the results of my endometrian biopsy, my uterus is enlaged & the lining is thick. The internal ultra sound showed a 10 millimeter cyst w/ a solid mural mass. 10 millimeters is 1cm, again small if this turns to be something serious. I go see my gyn for results & possible hysterectomy. I will be referred back to choice as I live outside Lufkin,Texas.
Any suggestions or comment are welcomed...thank you....
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Unread 10-05-2001, 02:27 AM
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Welcome to CANCER CONCERNS Keri, People keep telling me I'm brave, but when faced with cancer what can you do... but fight I am not familiar with your problem but would just like to let you know that we are all here for you. Any time you need a shoulder or an ear please remember us, thats what we are for . You take good care and please let us know how you are doing x x
Unread 10-05-2001, 04:53 AM
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Cancer is a scarey thing and it really brings light to all that we have to be thankful for. Once we see everything clearly, our main focus is to "fight to win!" We are all here for eachother and give tons of support, especially on the rough days which we all have experienced. Please know that you are included and we are here to help you in whatever way we can!!
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Unread 10-05-2001, 09:22 AM
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Welcome Keri,

I fully agree with the other ladies. With cancer everyone always thinks we who have been through it are brave. I never felt brave, I did what I had to do, as you did with your breast cancer, and as everyone else here who has been through cancer has done.
When we trust our doctors and specialists, we have to believe that they are giving us the very best of care and advise,and treatment. We have to fight it as best we can, and more and more we are winning. Treatments have come such a long way over the years.
Glad you have posted here. Please do let us know how you make out with your appointment today!
Keeping good thoughts and prayers for you.
Unread 10-05-2001, 03:41 PM
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Welcome Keri,

I wanted to again welcome you to Hystersisters and now the Cancer concerns forum. We are (thankfully) a small but very caring, supportive group.

I don't know what I would have done without all my cancer sisters here. They kept me sane both while undergoing my treatments and since that time.

I'd have to agree with the rest of the ladies here, I didn't feel very brave either while undergoing any of this. I didn't particularly like going through any of the treatments but there was no alternative and thankfully they've done their job well.

I hope you'll soon here what exactly they've found and the results are good. Please keep us updated when you can. Sending many prayers and warm thoughts your way.


Unread 10-08-2001, 07:20 AM
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I can certainly feel what you're going through right now. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 1999 and had a lumpectomy, second wider excision (as they didn't get it all first time), followed by 6 weeks radiotherapy and 5 years Tamoxifen.

I've also had a lot of problems with my uterus since taking Tamoxifen. My uterus is enlarged and it's lining is thickened and I've also had multiple polyps - the latest is so big that it fills the uterine cavity, cannot be removed and is causing irregular bleeding. As it's now at the stage that there is a high risk that it could turn cancerous if it is left in situ, I have taken the decision (by no means lightly) that the best course of action is a hysterectomy. I feel I have to remove the risk - I can't just keep waiting and being tested (a hysteroscopy every 3 months) until the time when it's no longer benign.

I can say I've suffered agonies trying to come to the right decision as I've been trying to avoid surgery at all costs. There comes a time though when common sense will out and then it is a matter of coming to terms with the decision. Now I've made that decision I feel a lot calmer about things and I'm sure you will too.

I think my biggest problem was coming to terms with the fact that it's Tamoxifen, which we need to take to stop the breast cancer returning, is the reason for all these other problems resulting in a hysterectomy.

So, my heart goes out to you. But I know that, at the end of the day and with the marvellous support of the ladies at this site, you will get through whatever is necessary for you.

Take care

Ann P (TVH scheduled 27th Nov)

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