@Stephnash , hi! I don't know if you got your results but I hope this response may help you. I have a soft tissue cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. It started as a tumor in my ethmoid sinus which eventually grew. About 3 months pre-diagnosis, I was complaining about tooth and jaw pain to my parents. I'm fairly young and still had wisdom teeth coming in so I figured it was just impaction pain so I went to my dentist and had all 4 removed. A month passes by, and nothing has stopped-my pain is increased and I cry every night. I go back to my dentist and he says everything is fine and I really just probably have TMJ and need a bite guard. I begin having excruciating ear aches and chewing is so impossible I start losing a lot of weight. I see another dentist and at this point, I notice a weird protrusion in the back left of my throat near one of the tooth removal sites. It's hard and swollen, but not solid like bone so I point it out. The dentist comes back with a perfect X-Ray and blood results and says he thinks it must be an infection and he'd like to drain it. Once he drained it, all that came out was blood so he said "I must've just always had that growth". I got my diagnosis via MRI a week late due to a completely unrelated issue (broken hip) and learned I had been living with rhabdomyosarcoma for about 4 months and if I hadn't caught it sooner, I would be dead. My advice is trust your gut and always get an MRI if you think something is seriously wrong in your body. I hope that your case isn't like mine and you get positive results, but if they are I hope we can make you feel welcome here :+)
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Hi, It's nice to meet you! I don't have endometrial cancer but I do consider myself young (20) and I have rhabdomyosarcoma. I find that social life is extremely difficult to navigate with cancer-I see people I deeply care about on social media continuing to go on with their normal lives and it's hard not to feel bitter because it's like they don't even notice I'm gone. Other friends and family are really supportive, but treat me as if I'm breakable or that I can't do anything on my own. That really frustrates me. The fear of not making it is truly the most awful thing though. At the beginning of my diagnosis and treatment, I don't remember much because I was in so much pain and on so many medications, but I believe they said I had less than a 20% survival rate. Today, I have positive results and my oncologist seems confident, but I'm still terrified of getting a bad scan, or my chemo not working. I cry a lot, too. It is so scary just to...not know.
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