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27 y/o with endometrial cancer -help

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I was recently diagnosed with papillary adenocarcinoma - probable endometroid type. I am 27 and I do not have kids yet. I have not yet spoken to an oncologist about this diagnoses and what It means. All I know is that this cancer is treated with a hysterectomy and I am crushed by the idea of not being able to have children of my own. It is crushing my husband as well even though he won't say it. I recently started nursing school and love it! I can't want to help others and come out of this situation I just feel HORRIBLE right now and am very sad although I am trying to be strong.

Does anyone know anything about my type of cancer? I am so nervous I can barely eat just thinking about what the oncologist will say. My appointment is this Friday and my anxiety level is high.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.


Kaleena's picture
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Joined: Nov 2009

Dear Doxie:

I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but you came to the right website.
Is your husband going with you to your appointment? Please right down a list
of questions you may have for your doctor. It is really scarry at this time.
Whether they do a hysterectomy or not depends on the findings that they have. How
did they find out? Also, you may ask if they can do a PET scan prior to any type
of surgery or a CT Scan (which most insurance companies prefer).

I wasn't diagnosed with your type of cancer, so I am sorry that I can't help you more. I was diagnosed with endometrial adenocarcinoma Grade 2 Stage iiia back in 2005.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers to get you through this first appointment.


norma2's picture
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Joined: Aug 2009

I was diagnosed endometroid adenocarcinoma Stage IIIC Grade 2 two years ago. Still alive and kicking and healthier than I have been in years.

First of all I want you to know that my heart goes out to you and your husband for the news you have just been given. I am sure this will take an adjustment in your lives. I do know, having lived a pretty long time that those things that happen to us happen for a reason. Who knows why? Those kinds of answers come from a power Higher than mine. I can tell you that over the years, for myself, the things that looked bad eventually had some kind of a reason for them. Right now for you getting the best treatment and having support for that is so important. It might be a good idea to voice your concerns about your fertility to the health care team you assemble. There is a great deal of technology out there that may help you find some answers. Ask those questions when you see your doctors. The most important thing is to treat the cancer to assure you a long and happy life being a wonderful nurse to your future patients and wife to your husband.

Please let us know how your visit goes. With Kathy I will be keeping you in my prayers. Norma

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