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[QUOTE=Foxrun1943;5206907]Was recently staged at 1A; Grade 2 endometrial cancer. Because I am 69 years old, was told my risk of recurrence is higher. Are there any long term (5 years or more) survivors out there who were diagnosed in late 60's?

Haven't found anyone as yet but in part might be due to fact that older gals aren't into using message boards for cancer information.[/QUOTE]
Hi Foxrun1943,
How are you? Did you have your surgery yet? I assume you have. Did you have robotic surgery?I'm a bit confused about your grades and stages. Was your cancer contained within the endometrium? How much of the myometrium was invaded? Did you need radiation treatment?
I am 60 years old. I had stage 1 endometiod adenocarcinoma of the endometrium with ~30 % invasion of the myometrium. I had robotic surgery in april 2013. They removed the uterus, ovary (I only had one) cervix, etc. The doctor said there was virtually no chance of recurrence. I only need a follow-up in 1 year.
Please detail me about the type of cancer you have. I know some women who had the surgery in their late sixties and 5 years later they're fine. They also had stage 1.

Best wishes
[QUOTE=wnorm;5206959]Hi Foxrun1943,
How are you? Did you have your surgery yet? I assume you have. Did you have robotic surgery?I'm a bit confused about your grades and stages. Was your cancer contained within the endometrium? How much of the myometrium was invaded? Did you need radiation treatment?
I am 60 years old. I had stage 1 endometiod adenocarcinoma of the endometrium with ~30 % invasion of the myometrium. I had robotic surgery in april 2013. They removed the uterus, ovary (I only had one) cervix, etc. The doctor said there was virtually no chance of recurrence. I only need a follow-up in 1 year.
Please detail me about the type of cancer you have. I know some women who had the surgery in their late sixties and 5 years later they're fine. They also had stage 1.

Best wishes[/QUOTE]

Hi Wnorm,

Had hysterectomy done on 7/5/2013; they removed uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and cervix. I was also diagnosed with endometroid adenocarcinoma. I was only told that less than 50% of my myometrium was invaded (need to ask about exact %) My surgery was done with a laprascope.

In this country, it appears most doctors use a FIGO grading system to stage this cancer. Therefore, the grade 1A denotes a cancer that has invaded less than 50% of the myometrium. They also use the grades 1, 2 or 3 to denote how aggressive the cancer cells look under a scope. I was told my cancer is a Grade 2.

I assume my Grade 2 makes my risk for recurrence a little higher and I am scheduled to see the gyn/oncologist every three months for the next two years. I was also told that because of my age, the chance of recurrence is greater.

I have seen two radiology/oncologists who both recommend doing nothing in the way of radiation at this time.

I'm very glad that your cancer appears to be cured just with just surgery! That is great news. If you know of any older women who had a grade of cancer like mine and have made it to five years without recurrence, I'd love to know about it.

Thanks for taking the time to respond to my post!

Foxrun
Atlanta, GA





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