Apr 17, 2010 - 9:47 pm
I was recently diagnosed with "adenocarcinoma, endometroid type, well-differentiated with papillary features". The path report also said "almost all biopsy fragments available for examination show involvement by well differentiated adenocarcinoma. Much of this neoplasm has papillary features." I'm 43 years old. My mother also used DES while carrying me. I've always had regular periods and have no history of gynecological problems. I went to the doctor for constant, heavy bleeding and severe pain. I had an abnormal pap smear and then a biopsy. I still have so much pain. I've not had my hysterectomy yet. I'm wondering what any of you can tell me about the lingo in the path report -- and anything else you might want to add. This is all new to me. I'm shocked to get this diagnosis in the first place. How fast does it spread? My doctor called it a slow-growing type. I've not seen an oncologist yet. I just know I'll be getting a complete hysterectomy and a lymph node biopsy when all of the financial stuff is in place. Is there any chance that the cancer is also located elsewhere and then spread to the endometrium? Thanks for anything you can tell me.