Jan 03, 2007 - 7:34 pm
I was diagnosed with uterine cancer in Sept. 2006 following a complete hysterectomy. In November I had a lymph node biopsy which showed no cancer -- thank God! However, a week later the gynecology oncologist calls to say he's recommending radiation as a preventive measure. I took that news just as hard as when I heard I had cancer. My gynecologist was surprised that it's being recommended. My husband and I met a couple weeks ago with the radiation oncologist who recommends both internal and external radiation. I'm scared of the side effects as I do have a mild case of IBS, plus the beginning stages of lymphedema in my left leg. Radiation can worsen both conditions. I'm leaning toward NOT having radiation. If I decide on radiation, I may choose the internal but will need to stay in the hospital three to four days to receive it. I'll be going for pap smears every three months for one year and then every six months for four years. Is there anyone out there with a similar case as mine? The more I read, the more confused I get. It's been a real emotional roller coaster for the past three plus months. My gyno is bringing my case to the "tumor" board (hate that word) on 1/10/07 where a group of oncologists, doctors, and pathologist will review my case. I'm anxious to hear what they will say. And I'm just as anxious to hear comments from other 1C members out there. Thank you!