Hi, I am a 32-year-old mother of two. I had been having some health problems and ended up needing a hysterectomy. When the pathology came back from that, it was discovered that I had endometrial carcinoma. A month after my hysterectomy, I had to have a second surgery to take my ovaries. I feel like a cancer Fraud due to the fact that I didn’t even realize I had cancer until it was out of my body. There are so many people that have it so much worse. I don’t know how to feel or what to say! I’d never tell anyone “I’m a Cancer Survivor”, because what did I survive? I didn’t need treatment. I just look at myself like a fraud.
I also feel the same. I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer then had surgery and radiation for stage 1 grade 3. I was healthy throughout but still suffered many emotional issues. I lived with many very sick people at the hospital where I had my treatment and felt very lucky. Since returning home though I’ve struggled with the whole diagnosis. Regardless of what cancer you’ve had you are still a survivor. Be kind to yourself!
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