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Sandy1556
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2017

Hi - just joined today. Found out my uterine cancer is back after 5 years of no issues. 2010 discovered the cancer after D/C for bleeding so had a TAH - doctor said no worries, they got it all. One year later, bleeding started again and tests showed positive so had radiation - internal and external. Thought I was out of the woods for good till the bleeding started again and was told it is back once again.

Scheduled for a total body Pet Scan this Friday and am terrified of where they might find more. Doctor said Chemo is the next step after we see where it has spread.

I have had a bad cough like bronchitis for 6 weeks and nothing has helped. Some of the posts I read recently stated their cancer was back and now in the lungs. What other symptoms did you have besides the cough?

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Lou Ann M
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Joined: Feb 2015

Welcome to the club that no one wants to belong to.  You have found a good place to come for advice, info, and support.  I am so sorry to here that this monster has entered your life again.  Once is to much let alone Three times..  I don't have any answers for you, but I am sure that someone will be along some that can give you some ideas.  So far, my lungs are one of the few places that I have not had a metastasi.  I did have a funny dry cough that would not go away for several months.  No rhyme or reason for it and it went away as mysteriousl as it started.  The PET scan should give you some answers.  Hugs and prayers, Lou Ann

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Kvdyson
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Joined: Jan 2016

Sandy1556, I have no experience with recurrence to share with you but wanted to reach out and encourage you to remain hopeful. If you do end up needing chemo, please do not panic. For me, chemo was not a bad experience and it has proven itself effective (at least so far - knock on wood). I was able to continue working full time and lived  a relatively "normal" life through it. Also, there are SO many new types of treatments that have been developed over the last 5 years that you may have more options than you think. Please keep us updated on how you are doing. Wishing you peace and strength, Kim

 

Sandy1556
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2017

Thanks for the encouragement Ann, I appreciate it. 

I hope to continue working full time still, my job allows a lot of flexibility.

Having the scan today so will update results when they tell me more.

thanks all.

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NoTimeForCancer
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Joined: Mar 2013

Sandy, please let us know how it goes.  You are welcomed here with open arms.

Sandy1556
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2017

Thanks!

They just called back with results already. Only found a small tumor on the vaginal cuff that can be treated with hormone therapy instead of chemo!!

I guess I am one of the fortunate ones this time around so we will see how it goes. I will continue on this site anyway, the encouragement and knowledge you all share is awesome.

Thanks again

Nellasing
Posts: 529
Joined: Oct 2016

This is awesome news!  We will continue to walk with you and look forward to your updates!!!  (((HUGS)))

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Lou Ann M
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Joined: Feb 2015

I think that is good news.  I hope.everymthing continues to go well for you.  Hugs and.prayers, LoumAnn

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