On 8/3/2012 I was told by my Gyn that my biopsy showed that I had cancer. My first reaction was to cry. My doc was wonderful,he held my hand and tried to console me. He told me to focus and please listen to what he was going to say. He told me reports indicate grade 1 endometrian cancer and he thought stage 1 but would need furter testing to prove that.I went for blood test and chest xray that same day and have a cat scan scheduled for tomorrow. I am so scared it may be a higher stage because luck has never been on my side.
My doc in just a Gyn and I know I have to go to a Gyn/Onc. I have an HMO so I must stay within the network. I live in Northeast Pa about 70 miles from Lehigh Valley Womens Cancer Center and they have a few gyn/Onc's on staff and that is part of the HMO network. I am calling tomorrow for an appointment and hopefully can get one soon.
I am 62 years old and overweight. I do know now that the weight is a contributing factor in uterine cancer. I will try not to beat myself up about that.
I know I will have to at least have a hysterectomy and that does not scare me,even though I have never had surgery. It is the cancer and possible spread of it that does scare me
I will be going to my Gyn on Friday 8/10 for results of the tests and I am so scared.
I have been reading posts on this message board and must say there are so many brave women out there. God Bless all of you.