10 years cancer free today UPSC Brachytherapy saves lives

Michaelynn Member Posts: 83 Member

  Had my annual exam today and am 10 years cancer free. Another lady who did chemo with me just found out she had a reoccurance with UPSC at her 10 year checkup. The difference between her treatment and mine was I had the internal radiation (brachytherapy) and she opted not to do it. Her only new symptoms were a reoccuring bladder infection. She has to go see a specialist to see if she is a candidate for vaginal cuff restructuring (since her reoccurance was at the vaginal cuff and had gone through the wall). She will then have internal radiation (brachytherapy) and another 6 chemo treatments. Its better to be safe and do the radiation treatment then to reoccur and have to start the process all over again.


  • zsazsa1
    zsazsa1 Member Posts: 547 Member
    edited April 2020 #2
    Thank you for coming back to

    Thank you for coming back to post this.  It gives tremendous hope and guidance to those in treatment now.

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,811 Member
    Congrats on your 10 year

    Congrats on your 10 year cancer free celebration! Such a great milestone.

    I think your comments are very helpful for those still trying to determine what course of treatment is correct for them.

    Love and Hugs,


  • Congratulations!

    Thank you for some positive news today.  While I'm sorry for the lady you mentioned, I'm very happy that you are thriving.  Hugs

  • jan9wils
    jan9wils Member Posts: 179 Member
    Hooray! What marvelous news.

    Hooray! What marvelous news.

  • Molly110
    Molly110 Member Posts: 191 Member
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  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 2,999 Member


  • Fridays Child
    Fridays Child Member Posts: 250 Member
    edited April 2020 #8
    Great news!

    Looking forward to your 20 year post!

  • barnyardgal
    barnyardgal Member Posts: 272
    edited April 2020 #9
    Congratulations! Thank you

    Congratulations! Thank you for letting us know your great news!

  • Armywife
    Armywife Member Posts: 449 Member
    edited April 2020 #10

    So happy for you and so encouraged to hear this!

  • cheerful
    cheerful Member Posts: 261 Member
    edited April 2020 #11

    Congratulations on your 10 year milestone!  I hope you have many, many more years remaining with No Evidence of Disease. I am really happy for you!  

    I myself just reached my 9 year mark in February so I have less than a year to go for my 10 year milestone.


  • cmb
    cmb Member Posts: 886 Member
    edited April 2020 #12
    The Big 10

    Michaelynn, I'm adding my congrats on your reaching the big 10.

    And I'm rooting for you to reach your 10-year milestone too, Cheerful!

  • Maxster
    Maxster Member Posts: 100 Member
    edited April 2020 #13

    Congratulations for the 9 year and 10 year mark.  It is so reassuring to read this.  I just finished 25 rounds of pelvic radiation as brachytherapy was ruled out.  My radiation oncologist thought I had a suspicious node and wanted to go the whole nine yards.  Did the woman who had the recurrence have any radiation?  I am still nervous that I made the right choice.  I was told the pelvic radiation would encompass the vaginal cuff where this rotten cancer often recurs.


  • tequila
    tequila Member Posts: 15 Member
    edited May 2020 #14

    Congratulations on your incredible milestone - 10 years CANCER FREE having been diagnosed with UPSC is a rare achievement!

    When I was diagnosed with UPSC in 2012 I was told that I could not have radiation as I had diverticulosis.( I had two diverticulosis  attacks one in Nov. 2007   when I was went to the emergency 3 days in a row another in Aug. 2009 when I was hospitalized for 4 days) I vowed then that I would never have another attack if I could help it and 11 years later I have not. When something happens you just need to learn everything you can and deal with it.

    I believe that you are correct that VBT does save lives. I am in the process now of discussing radiation with a radiation oncologist to see if  any type of radiation could work for me now.

    I wish you a very long life cancer free.