Mar 15, 2003 - 3:04 am
I am looking for women like nyself who have survived uterine cancer. I am 40 years old and had surgery in June '02 to remove a rare uterine sarcoma. While I've been very lucky so far, I live with it every day. I've read alot of stories about not listening to your doctor and going with your instict and I'm a strong supporter of that. If it had not been for my persitence, my doctor never would have agreed to see me on a Saturday with no one else in the office (it's not allowed in most states for a ob/gyn to do an examine without a nurse in the office)to do an emergency D&C which detected the cancerous tumor. Luckily my instinct proved right on, and they were able to operate and remove the tumor. However, I live with the fear every day that my cancaer will return. While I know that I am very lucky because I've heard so many stories about people who do not survive cancer, I also know that now that I've had cancer my chances of recurrence are seriously increased. And coming from a family where no one has ever been diagosed with cancer I feel like I'm on my own.