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|Thu, 02-07-2013 - 12:22am|
I met with the gyn oncologist on Dec 6th. and was scheduled for my complete hysterectomy on Dec 18. The plan was robotic but I ended up having a full abdominal incision followed by 3 days in the hospital. Recovery has gone well, after 6 weeks I am back to work. Pathology report came back the day I got out of the hospital. I had endometrial cancer stage T1a, N0, meaning the tumor was less than 50% into the uterine muscle and nothing in the lymph nodes. The cancer was contained within the uterus. My oncologist talked to me about brachytherapy(vaginal radiation) to which I decided against due to the risk to the healthy organs. I have a 5% chance of recurrance but will be checked for the next 5 years(every 3mos for the first 2 years, then yearly after that to 5 yrs) before being declared cancer free. After 2.5 months of seeing Drs(gyn, gyn onc, pcp, urologist) I am glad to be finished for awhile.
Fortunately I have not had any symptoms of menopause. I'm hoping it stays that way!