serous papillary cancer, age 72-73
serous papillary EC dx 10/2017 via hysteroscopy (enabled finding tumor behind a large fibroid).
Age - almost 73.
almost no symptoms, no pain light spotting about once a year for a few years.
All biopsies previously, including d&c, = "scant atypical cells, too little tissue".
Surgery - hysterectomy mid Dec. 2017. Biopsies - 8 pages, all negative except 1: "concurrent pelvic washing specimen, TC17-6424, which is positive for adenocarcinoma." [see more on tjhis below]
Tumor size - greatest dimension: 4.6cm
Peritoneal Ascitic Fluid: +Malignant [positive for malignancy]
Lymph-Vascular Invasion: Cannot br determined
Primary tumor: 1a [stage 1a]
Question: I don't want to do chemo or radiation, I want my doctors to follow me, they have agreed, but one prefers that I do chemo.
I have had debilitating chronic illness all my adult life, rare, difficult to live with, constant research, very vulnerable, always ill.
That is why I cannot see chemo being anything but harmful, or even life-threatening, and it seems this kind of cancer comes back anyway, even with chemo.
Radiation is ruled out (I'm glad) for me due to other medical dis-eases.
Confused, but my guess is that no matter what I do, my lifespan is severely limited, & I don't want to ruin quality of life by doing chemo in whatever time I may have before I may get sick from recurrent cancer. I'm ill all the time anyway, not strong enough for chemo, I feel. Not a good candidate for chemo. Also due to multiple allergies, sensitivities, restrictions, & chronic pain and vulnerability.
There has been cancer in my family (parents, aunts, uncles, paternal grandfather; ancestors) but there has been every other disease too. Two aunts - 1, paternal; 1, maternal - survived midlife cancers (bladder; breast) & lived into their 90s.
Feedback greatly appreciated. I'm new to this. Confused about how to envision my future, how to plan, how to get emotional and alternative support, and about any pressure to do chemo. Right now, I am well, regarding cancer, at present, other than still recovering from surgery. My diet/nutrition is excellent. I need to improve exercise. I'm always debilitated by longterm chronic painful unusual untreatable illnesses. I try to lead a normal "normal" life.
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