I was diagnosed with uterine cancer (serous carcinoma) in December 2011. I had a small bit of spotting and called my gyn doctor. She had me come in the next day. Biopsies were taken. Two days later I got the news. I had cancer.
Well, to make a long story short, I had surgery by a gynecologic oncologist on January 16, 2012. I was one of the lucky ones – it was contained to my uterus and had not broken through the muscle wall. I underwent a total radical hysterectomy and many, many biopsies during my surgery. I did not need any further treatment – no chemo or radiation.
I am being followed closely every 3 months. I am back to work and feeling great. I do believe that the attention paid to my body i.e., the spot of blood in my panties and the immediate call to the gyn doctor, saved my life.
So I am asking all you ladies…pay attention!! Even if you don’t think it is “anything” call your doctor…let her/him decide. It could save your life.