Feb 06, 2014 - 11:43 pm
Hello Friends! I'm finally back, I had my surgery on January 22nd. My gyno/oncol did not think my very large mass was going to be cancer, but unfortuntualty when he removed it during surgery and took it to the lab they said yes it was cancerous and he then went ahead and did a total hysterectomy. The mass was totally encapsolated inside of the right ovary. It was removed fully intact. The doctor could not see or feel any thing that looked like the cancer had spread to any other organs or limp nodes. Today I got my staples out and went over the pathology report. Everything he removed and biopsied came back as "no evidence of malignancy". Yea! He said I had a Grade 2 "moderately differentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma with squamous differentiation". it was Stage IA or accodoring to the Pathology Staging: pT1aNXMn/a. The Tumor was limited to one ovary; capsule intact, no tumor on ovarian surface, no malignant cells in ascites or peritoneal washings. I am still trying to learn what exactly all of this staging and grades mean. My doctor reccommended I have 6 rounds of chemo because of the large size of my mass and also because it had adheared to the side wall of my abnomen. I will start chemo on Feb. 27th. Even though it did turn out to be cancer, I am gratful that it seems I got it out in the early stages, however I still am cautious and do not want to be too over confident. I ask the doctor a million questions and it seems like I have a milion more as soon as I leave. I try to learn as much as I can on the internet, but as I'm sure you all already know it is hard to sift through everything that is out there. I appreciate and value all of your experiences and knowledge. I would welcome any thoughts or infomration you have about any of this. Big Love to all of you Ladies!!!!