Aug 04, 2012 - 10:00 am
I am so thankful to have all of you "out there" who know what I am going through. I am hoping some of you have a situation similar to mine and can some advice and maybe peace of mind.
I was diagnosed with EC last Sept., underwent 5 rounds of chemo and 5 weeks of radiation in Nov., and had a MIE in January. My prognosis after surgery was excellent as the tumor was dead and all lymph nodes were negative. I am a 47 year old female although I was 46 at the time. My first Post operative scan showed a hot lymph which proved to be cancerous after a biopsy.
My surgeon, Raphael Bueno, of Brigham & Women's Hosp. In Boston, feels confident that he can remove the node with another less invasive surgery. This time a Head and Neck cancer specialist will be in the OR with Dr. Bueno, whonis a very highly regarded Thoracic surgeon. Dr. Bueno's prognosis is very positive as it is one node and it appears to be very contained. The Surgery will be followed by more chemo and radiation but I am scared!
I am wondering if any of you have had similar experiences so soon after the MIE.
Thank you and God Bless you all!!