May 05, 2012 - 9:41 pm
on April 25th, surgery(Da Vinci) went well - was home the next day, off all pain meds on the 3rd day home and spent last week resting (actually spending extra time with the grandkids - which is the best medicine anyway). Only real issue is the itching of the incisions but I am happy with that is all I have to complain amount. Tumor was contained within the uterus but he still removed the ovaries, tubes and pelvic lymph nodes.
So on Tuesday - I will get the reports back on the lymph nodes but am very hopeful based on what the doctor said the cancer was contained tumor and I may not have to do any other treatment. I have been doing research and found a study where with surgery for a grade 1 tumor & 3 treatments of Brachy therapy(internal radiation) - there was 100% for 5 yr survival. I really like those odds but I can not find any data where surgery only was done. Trying to decide should I push for the radiation or not just to make sure.
Any ideas where I could find the information I am looking for.