Aug 23, 2008 - 10:02 pm
I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer on 2/2/07, Had a D&C on 2/9/2007, it showed a large amount of cancer in the lower third of the uterus. I was then refered to an OB/GYN Oncologist for consultation and treatment. I had a total Hysterectomy including cervix, tubes, and ovaries. They also took six lymph nodes and did pelvic wash. The pathology showed clean ovaries, tubes and cervix. Nothing in the lymph nodes or the pelvic washings. I had twenty-five pelvic radiation treatments and three brachradiation treatments. I was classified has having stage 1C3 endomedtrial cancer. Everything was going well having follow up with my GYN oncologist every 6 months and my Radiological Oncologist every 6 months so i was seeing one of the MD's every three months. I got clean bill of health up until July of this year. I started having pain in my lower left quadrant, wondered what was going on. I was out of state at the time so I waited until I returned to my home to consult my Primary Care Physician, was diagnosed with Diverticulitis. Had some blood work done and started the antibiotics Prescribed. The next day decided I wanted to make sure that this was what was really going on and asked for a CT scan. Result showed diverticulitis in the lower left quadrant, sigmoid colon. But it also showed something blocking the view of the transverse colon. Went to see my surgeon. He had done the colonscopy I had in Feb 2007. After looking at the CT report sent me for an Ultrasound. Since the CT actually showed something on the abdominal wall. As I was scheduled to the Gyn Oncologist the following week. I got a copy of both the CT and Ultrasound and brought that and the paper reports to that visit. The MD felt this would not be cancer for a number of reasons, but ordered a biopsy. The result showed Endometrial cancer that was identical to the cells that wer in my uterus. I am now waiting for a pet scan to see what happens next. Sounds like possible surgery, radiation and chemo, depending on the pet scan.