My Mom was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2000 and after a long emotional + physical battle, she beat it...so we thought. In Fall 2004 the cervical cancer appeared in her lungs, having one lung operated on then and the other lung the Spring of 2005. She has been living in fear since 2000 and constantly looks at her life…
I need to have a cone biopsy and I'm scared cause I'm 66 years old. Anyone have one who has input for me?
Worried - more update
Hi All, Well, saw my new surgeon/onc yesterday, and he said that the cancer is low grade (YES!) and that he forsees no problem with the surgery. He is sending me to a vascular surgeon to put in a filter in the Vena Cava, because I am high risk for blood clots (I still have one from the last time). So I see this new doctor…
A Cancer Journal
Greetings from Vancouver... I'm a member of the colorectal discussion group and haven't posted here before. I've recently started a weblog where I'm sharing reflections, resources, and insights from my 3 year journey with metastatic colon cancer and recurrences. Todays post is on "Spontaneous Remission". Previous posts…
Fran Drescher's New Website
Fran Drescher has developed a new organization called "The Cancer Schmancer Movement" to advocate finding means for early detection of gynecologic cancers. I was diagnosed with 1B Uterine and 1C Ovarian cancers almost five years ago, and have learned how very important early detection is, and how very hard it is to get!…
Should I be worried - Update
Well, I guess I needed to be worried; biopsy came back really fast. It's endometrial adenocarcinoma, which is one of the high risk cancers associated with my mutant gene. It's back to surgery I go, but the good news is that there is no chemo. Wheeeee! I see the onc surgeon on Monday, and I guess things will go quickly…
Should I be worried?
Hello, All. Usually I'm posting on the colorectal board, but today I'm hoping you can help me worry or not worry, so here goes. Some background. My family carries HNPCC (hereditary non-polyposis (sp?) colon cancer) which also carries rather large risks for uterine, ovarian, bladder, kidney and some brain cancers. Fun, yes?…
7 months post-op
I'm 7 months post-op after having had a radical hysterectomy for stage 1b cervical cancer. So far, I've been feeling great & check-ups so far have been normal. At the end of the month, I'm to have a chest x-ray to be certain no cancer cells have migrated to my lungs ( IF there are any cancer cells still hanging around !! )…