I am posting this for my sister who was recently (a little over a week ago)
diagnosed with Endometrial cancer, with grade 2 cells.
She is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday at OHSU.
In general, OHSU is considered the top hospital in Oregon, but
does anyone here have any experience with them regarding endometrial
cancer? Or experience with other cancer centers such as NW Cancer Specialists?
Also, she has the option of having robotic surgery or the traditional open
surgery. Can anyone comment as to which might be best? Her surgeon just
completed her fellowship at Northwestern in Chicago and joined OHSU in August
and has done 10 robotic and a couple hundred traditional surgeries. Would
you be comfortable having your surgery done by someone with that amount of
We also have a question about lymph nodes. From what I've read they say you
need to get about 20-30 surrounding lymph nodes. But her surgeon says that
when you remove the surrounding tissue you're not sure exactly how many
lymph nodes you are getting. Does that sound right, and how do they make
sure they got enough lymph nodes?
This thing caught everyone by surprise (including the doctors) and we're all in shock
right now and trying to get up to speed as best we can in the limited time available
and any help would be greatly appreciated.