have any of you had endometrial cancer or uterine sarcoma?
if so...did you have any symptoms? or was it something your doctor discovered without you having any symptoms?
I, myself, have not had this. But, my mother did. She had a discharge that started watery, and at night. It progressed to where she started noticing blood in the discharge, and that it was happeneing more often than just at night. After having a Pap done, she was diagnosed with Papillary Serous Carcinoma of the Endometrium. I hope that if you have any signs of anything out of the ordinary, that you go to your Dr as soon as possible. (+ info
What do I wear to a Sarcoma Foundation fundraiser Orchestra Holiday Concert?
My best friend has Osteosarcoma, and tonight her orchestra is putting on a concert to raise money for the Sarcoma Foundation of America, because that was my friend's Christmas wish. What should I wear tonight? I know the orchestra is wearing dressed for girls, and slacks/nice shirts for guys. I am selling raffle tickets, what should I be wearing? So far I've been thinking nice black pants, black ballet flats, and a nice red sweater. What do you think?
I think your suggested outfit sounds very appropriate - you don't want to outshine the performers.
The ribbon for sarcoma is yellow, so if you have one to wear it will show up well on the red. (+ info
Thermogram result--may have cancer. What can I do to prevent growth for next thermogram in couple months?
The report says it is not a significant finding but is larger than the previous thermogram almost 2 years ago. 5 years ago I was diagnosed with endometrial stromal sarcoma during a hysterectomy. I had abdominal radiation treatment and took Megace for lung mets. What would you suggest that I do now to decrease this hot spot in the breast? Thanks for any help.
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How much time would i need off after having a Soft Skin Sarcoma removed?
Im due to have a Soft Skin Sarcoma removed and want to know how much time at a minimum i will need off work?
As the other lady said, it depends on location, how deep it is, how large it is, how hard it is to remove, etc. The best way to find out is to ask your doctor how long he/she thinks you'll need to take off. If it's superficial and easy to get to, not very large, then you may be able to go back to work after a day at home; if you are having a general anesthetic, you can't drive for 24 hours. Or you may be able to do back to work the next day, depending on the time of day your surgery is done.
If, on the other hand, it is in a painful location, and is deep, then a couple days off may be in order.
Part of it depends on how much pain you are having and if you need to take pain killers, which would influence your ability to drive, make judgments, and other important things.
Bottom line; ask your doctor. Your doctor know where it is, how large it is, how long surgery will take, how painful it might be and whether or not you need general anesthesia or can get away with something lighter. Your discharge paperwork will tell you what the doc thinks you need to do(but that won't help you plan ahead) (+ info
What does endometrial echocomplex demonstrating a proliferative morphology mean?
I had to have a pelvic ultrasound done because I was getting some pain which my doctor thought may be due to an ovary cyst. Turns out I have a corpus lupus cyst. Also on the ultrasound it states as follows The endometrial echocomplex measures 1.5cm demonstrating a proliferative morphology. I have tried looking it up on several websites without success. Any helpful comments would be appreciated.
It's an abnormal, rapid cell growth on the endometrium or lining of the uterus. Proliferative morphology sounds like it means that this growth is still actively growing.
Basically, it sounds like a growth or possibly an unusually thick endometrial layer (the lining of the uterus that usually thickens at various points throughout the month.) (+ info
What is the expected life span of endometrial cancer which has metastasized to the lungs and brain?
My mom has been diagnosed last May with endometrial cancer and underwent hysterectomy and radiation therapy. Just recently, we found out that it has metastasized to the lungs and brain. It breaks our heart to see her suffer much but at this time, there really is no cure available. She is now undergoing palliative radiation treatments to help manage the pain. Just wanted to have an idea how much time we have left with her?
Wow. This is rare and very unfortunate. We are sorry for you in this difficult time.
Here's data looking at people in similar situations from a 2003 Canadian study.
"Between January 1991 and March 2003, there were 1295 women referred to the London Regional Cancer Center with the diagnosis of endometrial cancer, and eight of these women (0.6%) developed brain metastases. Treatment and clinical outcomes were analyzed.
Three patients had no other evidence of systemic disease, while five had disseminated disease. Four patients had a single brain metastasis, while four had multiple lesions. Seven patients received whole brain radiation therapy in addition to systemic steroids, of which six had temporary improvement or resolution in symptoms. Median survival following diagnosis of brain metastases was 3.5 months."
This study of almost 1300 women with endometrial cancers found only 8 who developed brain involvement. I did not see a person like this in 20 years as a cancer specialist doctor. Their experience with the 3 to 4 month survival is not a prediction - since it is based on only 8 people.
Doctors can never predict survival months ahead of time. When it gets down to the last days, it is relatively easy for experienced nurses and doctors to see the end coming - but family members can see that too. You will know when things are headed downhill. Enjoy the good time as much as possible.
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What are the chances of a very thick endometrial lining being cancerous in a post menopausal woman?
My 58 yr old friend had a pelvic sonogram and the doctor said that her endometrial lining is 5 times as thick as it should be and is sending her to a Gyn-oncologist. Does this mean that he is pretty sure that she has cancer?
They call that a hyper-proliferative endometrium.
It does not mean cancer. It means she is not shedding her endometrium probably because she does not have her period.
I did this same thing about 10 yrs ago. They biosied my endometrium and put me on high doses of progesterone.
She will need to follow up with her gynecologist. (+ info
What does it mean when your pap result is atypical endometrial cells?
I have had an endometrial biopsy and transvirginal ultrasound done but am still waiting the results.The waiting is murder. It's all I can think about. Have I got cancer?
I'm sorry you're feeling so anxious. The cells in the cervix are some of the fastest growing in the body. The cells in the walls are constantly being grown and shed. As a result of the fast renewal some cells may be created that are abnormal. It is quite common for women to return atypical results from their pap smears without it being cancer. I know it's a worrying thought but the earlier these things are found the better. Take care. (+ info
How pregnant could you be in the proliferative endometrial stage?
I had a Endo Bx without a pregnancy test done and am worried I may have been pregnant (had unprotected sex 2 times month prior). The results showed I was in the 'proliferative endometrial stage'. My tubes are tied and I'm 52 but I've understood it can still happen at that age.
It is hard to say I am no expert- but the "proliferative endometrial stage" of your cycle all that means is that your endometrium (the lining of your uterus) is proliferating (to grow or produce by multiplication of parts, as in budding or cell division) which means the lining of your uterus was in the process of building up & getting thicker. This happens in the first half of your menstrual cycle (follicular phase) just after your period, BEFORE ovulation. You can't get pregnant unless sperm meets egg, and they can't meet if you haven't released the egg yet! There is no way you could have been pregnant, it was too early in your cycle even if your tubes weren't tied.. take a deep breath and relax. (+ info
Is it safe to take Estrogen after having had a complete hysterectomy for endometrial cancer?
I'm 44 and am at a higher risk for osteoporosis without any estrogen. However, endometrial cancer is estrogen dependent, so my thought is it wouldn't be wise to take it for risk of recurrence elsewhere. I can deal with the other menopausal symptoms, but am concerned about bone loss since I would typically have had several more years of estrogen before hitting menopause. Any alternatives or thoughts?
I would say that it is probably not safe for someone who has had endometrial cancer to take estrogen replacement therapy but the only way to find out for sure is to double check with your dr to see what they think. (+ info
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