Here's hoping!

Thursday 11 February, 2010 by Jane

Earlier this year I felt some abdominal pain and that my periods were very irregular. My GP wanted to do a Pap Smear Test but I put it off. It got to a point where I was experiencing trouble controling my bowel so now I agreed to have the Pap Smear.

Then the GP did an ultrasSound and a repeat Pap Smear. All the results indicated the possibility of endometrial carcenoma (Cancer of the Uterus). I was referred to an Oncology specialist who did a biopsy which confirmed the worst. I was diagnised with Uterine Cancer on 5 October 2009.

Had the surgery to remove the cancer on Rememberance Day 11 November 2009. All indications were that we had caught the Cancer early, only to be told that the cancer was more agressive than first thought. It had now spread to my right ovary and tiny cells were found in the lining of the uterus but were too small to be able to tell if they were cancerous or not.

The doctors are treating it as though it is cancer and I'm currently undergoing chemotherapy, first round started Wed 9 December 2009.

I have more treatments to go, then I have a month off to recover and then radiotherapy starts. So I'm hoping by my birthday in June next year I'll know if the treatment has been successful. Here's hoping!

Find out more about uterine cancer or ovarian cancer. You may also like to call the Cancer Helpline on 13 11 20 and speak with a cancer nurse.

Updated: 11 Feb, 2010