Feb 08, 2013 - 3:43 pm
I am 55 and was slightly bleeding and so I had an ultrasound done. My gynecologist said I had a thick uterine lining and performed a D & C on me, where she discovered I had uterine cancer. She said it was a slow growing cancer and that she was going to send me to an Oncologist/Gynecologist.
I had a total hysterectomy. They removed everything including lymph nodes on Dec 31st. The surgery was performed using the da Vinci robot. I had an amazing Oncologist/Gynecologist. I was up and walking a couple hours after surgery and went home the following morning. I only took pain meds at night to help me sleep. After a week and a half I went back for a checkup and results. My doctor said I could not ask for better results. The cancer had not spread, all the blood work came back clear, the lymph nodes were all clear and he said we caught it in the earliest of earliest stages and that it was only between 10% - 15% invasive and was all contained. He said, "you are cancer free." He said I did not need any further treatment, no chemo or radiation but that he would be checking me out every month to make sure everything remains good.
What I want to know is, what kind of testing will he do now. Will it be a pap smear? Blood work? What.