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Unread 04-16-2002, 10:32 AM
wooried about my mom

I am scared for my mom (56). She has to have a hysterectomy on friday. The doctor found a tumor on the lining of her uterus. She has had a ct scan and it showed that the cancer hasn't spread anywhere else (ovaries, liver, lungs). I am so scared that the doctor is going to come out of the operation and tell me bad news like it is all over her body. Wouldn't the ct scan show it? Can you help me. I am a worry wart as it is.
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Unread 04-16-2002, 11:12 AM
Hi jettali

Thank you for coming here to get some answers and some reassurance. You have come to the right place.
For most of us who have Endometrial Cancer, which is probably what your mom has, the prognosis is very good. It is usually caught in the very early stages. It is also a very slow growing cancer that is contained inside the uterus for a long time. It probably has not spread anywhere. It is also usually categorized by Stage or Grade. The lower the grade or stage the better. I think most of the time they are caught in stage or grade 1. In most cases the surgery is all that is needed to get it all out. Usually no other treatments such as chemo or radiation are required. We are the lucky one's.
Your mom should do just fine.

Shelley
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Unread 04-16-2002, 11:19 AM
wooried about my mom

Thank you so much. It is nice to be able to talk to someone that is honest and knows what it all means. I pray that it hasn't spread. I guess if someone has to get cancer this is the good one to get cause it can be removed. Gosh I don't know. I don't think any kind of cancer is good.

I will keep you posted on her surgery for friday.

Thank you again. By the way does anyone know how long this hysterectomy surgery lasts?
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Unread 04-16-2002, 12:22 PM
Hi

You are absolutely right. I said it and my oncologist said it, "if you have to get cancer this is the one to get." We can be grateful for what we don't have.
Surgeries can vary from1-3 hours or sometimes more depending on the type of surgery and what all they need to do. They will probably biopsy the lymph nodes to be on the safe side. My surgery was about 2 hours.
The doctor can probably tell you what to expect and answer any other questions you might have.
Good luck to you both and keep us posted.
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Unread 04-16-2002, 01:51 PM
wooried about my mom

Hi jettali, I am so glad that you posted about your concerns for your mum. Shelley has given you some great advice.

Please remember that your mum's cancer was caught in very early stages and that she is being treated by Drs who deal with this every day , so they know exactly what they are doing.
But it is very frightening seeing someone you love go through all of this. She is a very lucky person to have you as a daughter.

Please let her know that she is being thought of by all of us here and she is in our take care and here is an extra for you xxx
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Unread 04-16-2002, 02:03 PM
wooried about my mom

Golly you guys are too good to be true. I should've found this site earlier it would've helped me sleep at night knowing all this info.

Thank you so much and my heart goes out to all of you who have been thru this.

to all of you and thank you.

I will keep you posted.
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