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tattooedtxgirl
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I recieved a copy of my pathology report.

DIAGNOSIS: Endometriod adenocarcinoma, Figo II

COMMENTS: Dr agrees with diagnosis of malignancy

MICROSCOPIC DESCRIPTION: There are papillary fragments of adenocarcinoma with intermediate grade nuclear features, admixed with unremarkable benign secretory endometrium. The tumor cells stain strongly for estrogen receptor(nuclear) and vimentin and show only focal staining for p16.
They are negative for CEA.

CLINICAL DATA: Menorrhagia

Anyone seen any of this??

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sunflash
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From my very nonexpert first glance, it appears that you have the most common type of endometrial cancer, which is a good thing. Figo 2 means the cell type is moderately differentiated. There are 3 grades to cancer, grade 1 being a well differentiated, or low grade cell. The appearance of these cells appear closest to the appearance of a normal cell, and tend to grow and spread slowly. Grade 2 is moderately differentiated, and tends to grow at a faster rate than grade 1. Grade 3 (which is what I had) is called poorly differentiated or high grade, and is the most aggressive type. These cells tend to grow rapidly and spread faster than grades 1 and 2.

I don't know about the rest, but I'm sure somebody who understands this better than I will come along to help you out with this.

I'm sending you prayers and best wishes for an uneventful surgery. I also had the robotic hysterectomy and healed amazingly quickly and was back on my feet in no time at all. You will have to make sure you don't over do it, since this is major surgery and you since you feel better so quickly you think you're back to normal before you really are. Remember to not lift anything heavy........your doctor will give you the guidelines you'll need to follow.

I'm also from Texas........a Houston girl! I've been in Austin many, many times....and went to college in San Marcos, one of the most beautiful places in Texas, IMHO.

Sending great big healing hugs from Houston!

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tattooedtxgirl
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Hello from Austin!!
I was born in Houston, but grew up in ABQ.

It's interesting to me that you have to find your own answers and research what ya can. My oncologist was awesome... I think i just needed, or wanted for more information.

Keeping my spirits up.. I do have bad times. The anxiety is the worst.
I'm trying to find Crystal's new normal.

Am looking forward to the robo surgery.

Hugs and bestest of wishes
Crystal

nempark
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Joined: Apr 2010

Haven't been posting much lately, but since you seem so young, I thought I should give you some tips.  Also because of Jazzy I am constantly looking to see how she is doing.  The Robotic surgery is really a breeze, but as Sunsplash said you will feel that you have healed but you really didn't.  This is major surgery and you should treat it like that.  I did not give myself enough time and I am paying for it now four years later.  Also I would like to mention to you to ask your doc about the Omentum.  Some Docs do not remove it. My Doc said that cells hide in it.  So please remember to mention this to your Doc.  My Doc is the professor at Mount Sinai and teaches Robotic Surgery.  best wishes.  Oh boy, I know how anxious you must feel.  Why so long a wait?  By the way, How old are you? 

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tattooedtxgirl
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Hi,
Thanks for the advice. Everyone here is very helpful and supportive.
It's been a great tool for me.
I am 41, turned two days after diagnosis.
I am def. going to ask my dr to remove the omentum... I've heard this now from many of you.
I feel fortunate to be having the robo surgery. The recovery will be rough as i am a faced paced deli manager. I worry what changes i'll need to make due to everything. Health first.

Bestest wishes and hugs
Crystal

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tattooedtxgirl
Posts: 61
Joined: Sep 2013

Hi,
Thanks for the advice. Everyone here is very helpful and supportive.
It's been a great tool for me.
I am 41, turned two days after diagnosis.
I am def. going to ask my dr to remove the omentum... I've heard this now from many of you.
I feel fortunate to be having the robo surgery. The recovery will be rough as i am a faced paced deli manager. I worry what changes i'll need to make due to everything. Health first.

Bestest wishes and hugs
Crystal

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tattooedtxgirl
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Joined: Sep 2013

Not sure about the wait time :-(

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