Mar 21, 2009 - 12:38 am
I had a total hysterectomy and my cervic was also removed. I'm almost 74 so other than wishing I didn't have to have any kind of surgery I didn't care about the removal of all that stuff. I certainly don't need it anymore. The gynecologic oncologist told me that the cancer was contained inside the uterus and there was no need for further treatment. Prior to the surgery he told me he was going to also remove a lymph node and have it examined just to make sure it hadn't spread. After the surgery he told me he did not do that because he felt it wasn't necessary. That worries me. I do wish he had done it. Can I be sure that it isn't some where else and will pop up again the same way it did in my uterus? Can I be sure that I don't still have cancer some where? If he had done the lymph node I assume I would have had some treatment if something was found and I wouldn't end up with stage 2 or 3 or more some where in my body at some point. I have a sister in law that had a masectomy. She also had chemo and radiation yet she tells me that she has the same fear that I do. That it's still in her body and will come back again with a vengence. How do we lose this fear?