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Unread 01-29-2003, 10:33 AM
Gyn-onc visit

I had my appt with the gyn onc yesterday. He told me my cancer was stage1b, grade 2 adenocarcinoma of the endometrium. I am going to have a cat scan, chest xray and then on Feb 28 have another surgery (ugh) to check out the pelvic lymph nodes. If they are clear, won't have to do anything else, if they aren't, then radiation. I wish they had done this at the time of the TAH but understand why they didn't. They thought from the frozen section it was stage 1 and wouldn't have to do anything else. The final path with the higher grade meant have to check it out further. My surgeon had even called this gyn onc about a month before surgery and went over my endometrial biopsy (atypical hyperplasia and possible focal cells - which are cancer cells) and he didn't think he needed to be they just didn't expect it to be more. With the 2nd surgery it will tell us with 100% certainty if there is any spread to the nodes. With just the cat scan it is only 90%, which sounds high, but I don't want to have to have that looming over me always wondering if it was still there.

I am especially glad we decided to go with the surgery after my sister inlaw reminded me about a neighbor who died of metastatic cancer 3 years after her hyst for uterine cancer, and had no followup on it. Her docotr retired and the new one didn't know aobut it andit fell through the cracks. I don't want that to happen to me. I am NOT looking forward to surgery again though...especially as that is the date for my 6 week check up and now I can add on at least another 4 weeks off work.
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Unread 01-29-2003, 11:46 AM
Hoping for All Negative Nodes!

It's a shame they have to do another surgery, but this is very important for them and for you. Hopefully all the nodes will come back negative and you won't need followup treatment. Here's a er that nodes are clean and a
Unread 01-29-2003, 04:21 PM
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I was also dx with stage 1a endo ca grade 2. Thankfully my onc/gyn did the lymphnode sampling during surgery. My gyn referred me to the onc as soon as the biopsy showed ca. I am being followed by my gyn. I trust her and have been going to her for about 20 years.
I have been told that adenocarcinoma ( I also had that) are very slow growing and typically are not invasive. There are other tumor types of uterine ca that are more agressvie. My gyn told me that if I had to pick a ca that this would be the one to pick because of its non invasive and slow growing nature.
Keep us informed.....I hope everything turns out ok with the lymphnodes.Chris
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Unread 01-29-2003, 09:01 PM
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I'm so sorry that you're having to have a second surgery. Better to know now though for sure.

I hope that all turns out negative on the nodes and that you'll need no further treatment.

Keep us posted on how you're doing. I hope you're resting well and taking good care of yourself in the meantime.


Unread 01-30-2003, 12:49 PM
Gyn-onc visit

Hi, Cat,
I'm so sorry you have to have a second surgery, but proactive care is the way to go.

The earlier post from Chris is exactly the same for me - Stage 1, grade 2, uterine adenocarcinoma. My gyn/onc said the same thing as Chris' - slow growing, highly curable because it's contained.

Be sure to post again after your surgery. And, as hard as I know it will be, relax while you wait for the pathology report.

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