Feb 03, 2011 - 12:36 pm
I posted last week about my mom who was recently diagnosed with endometrial carcinoma grade 1, had a hysterectomy and doctor thought it was stage 1A (he is obgyn/oncologist), but when pathology report came back the following week he was in shock that they found some cancer cells in the cervix (which was removed as well) In the report it says that it extends a short distance, where it invades into the stroma of the endocervix. Doctor said he is not 100% sure this is correct; he was going to discuss with pathologists, but from the report he said my mom might be sent for radiation and a PET SCAN to make sure there is no more cancer. A week later they told us the insurance doesn't cover the PET Scan so they were going to send her for a CT scan which was almost as good. I wonder if a CT Scan is really good in detecting cancer cells (my mom didn't even have a mass formed...only cells (extensive superficial), and I would like to be sure a CT scan is enough to detect any cancer activity that is not tumor yet....any oppinions? Also my mom has been complaining of much tiredness after 3 weeks from hysterectomy (nurse said it's normal given the nature of the surgery; there's usually significant blood loss...), and she has also been complaining of a lump at wound place (inside), and urinary frequency...are these common?