My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Looking Back & Forging Ahead to Radiation

 Glowing, Radiant Health RECAPPING MY STORY TO DATE AS I PREPARE TO START VAGINAL RADIATION THERAPY ONE WEEK FROM TODAY . . . Note: The blue-green highlighted terms in the text contain links to previous posts. Symptoms & Preliminary Diagnosis When I started this blog on November 9, 2013, it was with a warning for all… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Looking Back & Forging Ahead to Radiation

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: My Timeline, My Impending Surgery

Just before midnight on December 12, 2013, I am preparing for my da Vinci robotic radical hysterectomy tomorrow . . . only hours away now after waiting for more than five weeks after getting my diagnosis of uterine (endometrial) cancer (adenocarcinoma). It will be good to be on the other side of this problem. I thought… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: My Timeline, My Impending Surgery

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer Risk Factors: Ladies (and Gents), Please Read

Peach Ribbon for Uterine Cancer Awareness THIS POST IS BEING UPDATED. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON. Read the companion piece, Breast Cancer Risk Factors. While this information is being updated, please keep in mind that estrogen-related factors account for 80% of uterine cancers and that obesity is a big part of the problem. Hereditary factors also play… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer Risk Factors: Ladies (and Gents), Please Read

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: How to Listen to a New Cancer Patient

In Saturday's mail, I received a gift card to Panera from the MRI center where I had my pelvic and abdominal studies done last Tuesday after a number of scheduling and reporting mishaps. (See "The MRI Story" toward the bottom of my November 14 post.) Just over an hour ago, I emailed the lead technologist… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: How to Listen to a New Cancer Patient

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: How to Make a New Cancer Patient Feel a Bit Better

The Bottom Line, Upshot, or Whatever Directional Phrase You Like Well, I am thankful to say that I seem to have found a good doctor. I saw my new gynecologic oncologist yesterday afternoon in West Orange, NJ. Not surprisingly, when I arrived I found out that the MRI report from Tuesday night had not been… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: How to Make a New Cancer Patient Feel a Bit Better

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: How to Upset a New Cancer Patient

Today, Tuesday, November 12, after much ado about something, I finally have two MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging studies) scheduled--abdominal and pelvic, with and without contrast, to determine whether the cervix is involved in addition to the uterus (see the 11/9 post The Journey Begins for background). Having these studies is a good thing so that I… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: How to Upset a New Cancer Patient