Oct 24, 2011 - 11:48 pm
Since my dx 18 months ago, I've learned of 3 local friends, all my age, with uterine cancer - and they all have UPSC. One was stage 1b, one stage 2a, and the other stage 3 something. The woman with Stage 1 went through chemo and radiation as I was going through chemo and radiation for breast cancer. We supported each other through treatments. It's been 1 year since her treatments ended and she's NED. The Stage 2 woman had both chemo and radiation over 5 years ago. Still NED. The woman with Stage 3 is still undergoing chemotherapy, has her last treatment Thursday.
So here we all are - all the same age (3 of us exactly, the other one just a couple of years younger), and we all had the same symptoms (post menopausal bleeding) and we all sought medical care immediately. My Stage 3 friend does now recognize some other symptoms she had before bleeding, but not like years before.
If I posted this before, forgive me. I'm just so troubled by this. If UPSC is so rare, why the heck do I have 3 friends who have/had it and I have Stage 1a endometroid adenocarcinoma? That doesn't seem so rare to me at all! I don't personally know anyone with endometriod adenocarcinoma. These women are my friends!