Doctor Saved my Life

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“I feel a need to post this, on the advise of a fellow cancer patient. I want to tell you ladies about endometrial cancer.

I never heard of it and I soon found out not many women know anything about it. I am an older woman of 70 and one day spotted a few drops of blood and said to myself “don’t be alarmed just a few drops. Then later I started to bleed and bled just like a monthly period. I said “HHMM, girl this ain’t right. I called a OB-GYN and on my first visit he gave me a internal vaginal sonogram. I had never had one of these in my life. He looked up at me and said “I don’t believe in playing around. This looks like cancer to me.” I will meet you in my office and we will discuss it. So some 20 minutes later my life just got on a speeding train out of control. He told me he wanted me to have a DNC first that would be sent to pathology to verify. He said he would see me in one week in a near by hospital for the DNC, one day visit. I said ok, went home and told family what was happening.

I mean I had regular PAP smears, paid close attention to my body so on and so forth. I went back and he told me it was cancer and mine was at 79% penetration on the endometrial wall which is lethal because at 50% you stand a good chance and now a Radical Hysterectomy was needed. Then I had the hysterectomy. When it was over he told me he got it all and now radiation was need. So I took it, five days per week for five and one half weeks.

I am thrilled to say I am cancer free. The PET scan showed no cancer anywhere. The doctor told me most women die because it is not well known or discussed. Just heads up bleeding after menopause is not good. Don’t guess, and don’t wait. Please. It responds well to radiation.

Just know that internal vaginal sonogram and straight shooting doctor saved my life.

Thanks for listening” – Kelli

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  1. Thank you for sharing your story and good heavens it is wonderful your doctor saved your life. I have a similar story. Went in for a routine annual exam. My new doctor asked the right questions and became alarmed when I told him about post menopausal spotting 10 years prior which led to a dnc (no cancer found, but had thickening of the uterus and cervical dysplasia). I did not have any follow up since then and my new doctor sent me immediately for tests. Long story short, it turns out I too had endometrial cancer. They got it all with complete hysterectomy and no radiation or chemo needed. My GP saved my life. It sounds like we were both blessed.

    1. Yes Indeed. I am thankful for you. I know it is not well known by women and it should be. I am telling every women, young or old to be aware of this. I posted it on facebook and I hope between your story and mine it will help other women to just check that spotting when that spotting is not supposed to be there. God has blessed you and me. We are very blessed.

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