stage 111C uterine cancer

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stage 111C uterine cancer

by Karenhascancer on Thu Dec 17, 2015 06:38 PM

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Can anyone tell me a real prognosis?  Finished 6 chemo treatments with carboplaxin and taxol (not spelled right but close)  last treatment 7/31/15.  Don't know what to expect next. Karen

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by Jeronil on Fri Jan 01, 2016 03:53 PM

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I was diagnosed with IIIc endometrial/uterine cancer and had the same chemo as you but my oncologist said she liked to aim for CURE vs REMISSION so sent me for 28 external radiation treatments and 3 brachytherapy treatments at the very end. The radiation oncologist who did the brachytherapy told me that I had made it through all my treatments including surgery without any complications and it was his experience that the less complications during treatment the better the prognosis usually is. I still hate making plans for a year or two down the road but now my oncologist is sending me to survivorship classes to help me live a more positive life. My NY resolution - move on and live life like cancer never happened!

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by EileenDeVries on Sat Mar 05, 2016 06:59 PM

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On Jan 01, 2016 3:53 PM Jeronil wrote:

I was diagnosed with IIIc endometrial/uterine cancer and had the same chemo as you but my oncologist said she liked to aim for CURE vs REMISSION so sent me for 28 external radiation treatments and 3 brachytherapy treatments at the very end. The radiation oncologist who did the brachytherapy told me that I had made it through all my treatments including surgery without any complications and it was his experience that the less complications during treatment the better the prognosis usually is. I still hate making plans for a year or two down the road but now my oncologist is sending me to survivorship classes to help me live a more positive life. My NY resolution - move on and live life like cancer never happened!

I also had Stage 3C2 Grade 3 tumor endometrial adenocarcinoma.  Oct. 9, 2007 I had surgery to remove  uterus, tubes, ovaries, omentum and 29 lymph nodes.  11 of those nodes were malignant.

The following course of treatment was going for the cure and was uninterrupted and went well.

Three weeks later I started the first of three cycles of taxol and carboplatin.   Then followed 5 weeks of radiation and another three internal radiation treatments.  Three weeks later I started  three more cycles of carboplatin and taxol. By that time I was having some neuropathy in my legs and feet.  That problem worsened for a while and I had many tests to be sure there was not some hidden cancer causing this.   I had several different rounds of physical therapy in the next 24 months.  I wear a foot brace and orthotics, but I am alive and well with no evidence of cancer for 8 years now.   So it is possible to beat high stage, high grade tumor cancer.

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by ywhitton on Wed May 25, 2016 10:17 PM

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On Mar 05, 2016 6:59 PM EileenDeVries wrote:

On Jan 01, 2016 3:53 PM Jeronil wrote:

I was diagnosed with IIIc endometrial/uterine cancer and had the same chemo as you but my oncologist said she liked to aim for CURE vs REMISSION so sent me for 28 external radiation treatments and 3 brachytherapy treatments at the very end. The radiation oncologist who did the brachytherapy told me that I had made it through all my treatments including surgery without any complications and it was his experience that the less complications during treatment the better the prognosis usually is. I still hate making plans for a year or two down the road but now my oncologist is sending me to survivorship classes to help me live a more positive life. My NY resolution - move on and live life like cancer never happened!

I also had Stage 3C2 Grade 3 tumor endometrial adenocarcinoma.  Oct. 9, 2007 I had surgery to remove  uterus, tubes, ovaries, omentum and 29 lymph nodes.  11 of those nodes were malignant.

The following course of treatment was going for the cure and was uninterrupted and went well.

Three weeks later I started the first of three cycles of taxol and carboplatin.   Then followed 5 weeks of radiation and another three internal radiation treatments.  Three weeks later I started  three more cycles of carboplatin and taxol. By that time I was having some neuropathy in my legs and feet.  That problem worsened for a while and I had many tests to be sure there was not some hidden cancer causing this.   I had several different rounds of physical therapy in the next 24 months.  I wear a foot brace and orthotics, but I am alive and well with no evidence of cancer for 8 years now.   So it is possible to beat high stage, high grade tumor cancer.

Hi Eileen,

I had the exact same therapy and finished this past march. I them had a baseline scan from the chemo dr.  I just went for my first pelvic exam and when i asked about scans the dr. ( gyn oncologist) said he was not planning to scan and said he would scan if I was having symptoms.  I not comfortable with this since by the time you have symptoms you usually have more of a problem.  I was just wondering what your drs. have done? Thank you, Yvonne

RE: stage 111C uterine cancer

by Jeronil on Wed Aug 10, 2016 08:44 PM

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My doctor said routine scans are not recommended for follow up. She agreed with your doctor that scans are only done to investigate symptoms.
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