Hi Fay, I also was diagnosed with uterine cancer so I do understand your fear of what is to come. I hope by now you have been treated or at least met with your surgeon who has informed you of your immediate future. I wish you well, you are the patient but the surgeon are fighting the battle for you, put your faith in them they will get you through it. Regards Gill65
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In Jan 2018 I went to the doctors with only a little brown spotting that occasional happened over the previous 2 months. & Not having a Pap smear for a while it was time to go. Not my usual doctor I sent this one into a spin, she sent me off to a gynecologist who organized a D&C.
My sample came back positive for Uterine cancer. Scariest time of mine & my husbands life as we sat there trying to absorb what he was telling us. Living in a small town it was off to Melb for surgery. I was referred to the Mercy for Women hospital. I had a radical hesterectomy. Unfortunately the carcer had grown backwards through the lining of the Uterus, I was told the cancer may have spread. Because the surgery was radical the only part left was the top of the vagina.
4 weeks after surgery I started High voltage Brackytherapy. This is radiation done in the vagina targeting the scar of my surgery, there are complication connected to this but I was not not having this treatment. I now have 3 monthly visits between my surgeon & Oncologist, I have some side effects from the radiation which have effected the lining of my virgina but I can live with that, using estrogen medication inserted in the vigina in tablet form.
I am a Cancer Survivor, I will continue my appointments for the next 5 years. Everyday I am so thankful forthe people around me & the staff at the Mercy for Women, Olivia Newton- John centre & the nursing staff that did follow-ups with me knowing I was struggling.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.