Feb 23, 2008 - 5:51 pm
In January of 2006 my Mom had a total hysterectomy and was diagnosed with Stage 1A grade 2 endometrial cancer. She is 54, has never smoked or been overweight and is otherwise healthy. 18 lymph nodes were removed and sampled and were all negative for the disease, a wash was also negative. As a result, she had no additional treatment after the surgery. She began experiencing some back and hip pain last year and in the fall a catscan showed that she had a few enlarged lymph nodes in her pelvis. A biopsy was negative and the next catscan was stable to the first. A catscan 3 months later showed that the lymph node had grown and the biopsy this time was positive for a recurrence of the disease. We are shocked because we were told she was such a low risk for a recurrence. Has anyone else been though this? What happens now?