Just got the results from 2nd CT Scan on 22 Nov and latest CA125. My CT Scan was NED and CA125 was 12.3. This is after 8 Apr 11 complete hysterectomy surgery, 6 rounds of carbo/taxol chemo from 6 May – 22 Aug. No radiation. Stage 3C1 Carcinosarcoma (MMMT) Tumor in uterus and 2 microscopic cells in 1 lymph node. I talked to both my GynOnc Drs and both told me to stop reading the Internet to get my information including eating tips. I mentioned that everyone on the ACS Uterine Cancer Discussion Board was concerned with their diets with sugar, meat, and turning to the Anti Cancer foods and drinks. I asked did I need to meet with the Onc nutritionist to discuss all this and change my lifestyle so completely. They said I could go that route but that would not guarantee that the cancer would not come back and that if I wanted to spend the rest of my life eating just vegetables and fruits then go for it. Yes that would be a healthier way to go but would it make me miserable? They both said that I did not go through the surgery and the chemo just to be unhappy but to live my life. There are no guarantees so live your life.
I use to smoke and quit 21 years ago. I use to drink, now only do it once in a blue moon. I use to be married but divorced in 85 so I do not have sex anymore nor do I date. I do exercise but not consistently but trying to do better. I have started eating better and have lost about 30 lbs since this journey began. I am 55 and still working for at least 3 to 4 more years then I can retire from my company with full benefits after working here 25 years. Will I be here to retire in 4 more years, God is the only one that can answer that. No guarantees and no stamped expiration date. Will become vegan guarantee that, No. Will eating no sugar guarantee that, No. Lots of things could happen.
While a healthier vegan diet would be nice, I cannot see myself giving up everything for it. More power to those who choose that lifestyle, I wish you all the best. I am choosing to eat better including new vegetables and fruits but will have my chicken and fish with an occasional steak thrown in.
For me bottom line is I am still NED for now and go back in 3 months for another CA125 test then another CT scan in June. They like to do a CT scan at least every 6 months, since there are no symptoms they can give me to look for. The Drs did say that the CA125 test is not a good marker for Uterine cancer but it was the best they had at this time.
I will continue to pray for all the people on the ACS site especially for all the Uterine cancer women. Good Luck for all the women that have been diagnosed with Uterine Cancer. trish