Oct 07, 2010 - 1:59 am
I am sincerely hoping I don't find about the "third time being the charm" having just gone through my second bout with cancer.
First time was breast cancer four years ago (mammogram was normal until I asked about a suspicious mass under my armpit). This time pap smear was normal but I insisted on a sonogram which showed thickened endometrial wall and biopsy found an agressive uterine cancer. (I had been spotting, and it seemed to correlate with how regular I was taking my Arimidex)
I had laproscopic robotic hysterectomy/salpingectomy,oophorectomy five days ago and my surgeon/oncologist says he is satisfied that it was contained in the uterus. I was damned lucky!!!!! (The surgery was a breeze...and I'm a drama queen, so if I can do it anyone can...I walked in the house without pain the day after surgery and haven't had a pain pill since.)
Ladies, if you're on Arimidex or Tamoxifen for breast cancer HAVE A HYSTERECTOMY! And if you don't, at least have annual sonograms to keep an eye on the endometrial wall.
Wondering how many of you with uterine cancer have a similar story...