Dec 18, 2011 - 4:00 am
My sister is really agonizing about what treatment course to take. An initial endometrial biopsy found endometrial cancer with clear cell features . As a result of this biopsy she had a hysterectomy and they examined a lot more tissue and found only endometrial cancer in her uterus and some in her cervix. She was told she has stage 2 grade 2 endometrial and that normally she would just have internal radiation and chemotherapy No pelvic radiation. How however because of the endometrial cancer cells with the clear cell features that were found in the initial biopsy some doctors think she should have pelvic radiation and some do not. The clear cell features were not found in the uterus when it was removed. She is worrying about side effects and long term effects of pelvic radiation which seem to be worse than with the internal radiation. What are clear cell features.? The doctors seem surprised to see these features with endometrial cancer cancer. Anyone else experience this? It also be so good for my sister to have some good books on how to deal with all this emotionally. She is having a really hard time and needs hope. She doesn't want to join this site because she is afraid she will read something that will devastate her . So I am thinking of any good biographies, books on how to hope even what to expect with chemotherapy and radiation would be helpful. Of course you women are a great support and hopefully my sister will connect with you in the future. She is just so depressed right now. Thanks for all your help.