How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by Mommycopper on Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:00 AM
I am 51 years old and just diagnosed with stage 4 clear cell uterine cancer. They found some cancer cells near my rectum and took it all when they did a radical hysterctomy. Although they do not see any more cancer, the doctor is concerned cell may have migrated elsewhere. I am going to Sloan Kettering next week for a 2nd opinion and waiting for a 3rd opinion from MD Anderson in Houston. They are not too many people who understand or familiar with this disease. My doctor in VA Beach said most oncologists only see 2-3 cases per year. I had my surgery about 3 weeks ago and have not yet started treatment. I actually feel great and look great too. I am a Christian and am believing for the Lord Jesus Christ to heal me because it is promised in the scriptures. But that doesn't mean that He may not use medical science to heal me. So I would appreciate any information that anyone has about this disease and if there are any doctors or institutions that you have had a good experience with...obviously, I am willing to travel. God bless all the women and their families on this site that are battling this disease.
BY HIS STRIPES, YOU ARE HEALED! Isaiah 53.5
by Normajoyce on Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:00 AM
by Snowmom60 on Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:00 AM
I to am a Christian. Keep your positive attitude, I believe what comes out of your mouth can effect you physically. Good luck with all your treatments, I'll be starting in the next week or so.
God Bless and keep you in his arms!
by Mommycopper on Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:00 AM
On 7/21/2007 Snowmom60 wrote:I to am a Christian. Keep your positive attitude, I believe what comes out of your mouth can effect you physically. Good luck with all your treatments, I'll be starting in the next week or so.God Bless and keep you in his arms!Terry
Thanks Terry....what treatment are you starting and for what is it for?
I will pray for you too :) I also believe in watching what we confess. I read out loud 40 healing scriptures each day that I got from the internet that Dodie Osteen used daily after she was given weeks to live after being diagosed with metastaic liver cancer. It is 25 years later and she is healthy and alive (without ANY medical treatment) and sits in the front row at Lakewood Church in Houston, TX each week. If you search the internet, you will find those scriptures.
I can't thank you enough for writing! It has been as though I have been in a black hole all by myself with this diagnosis. It seems nobody knows much about it and I have found no one with the disease on the internet. You are the first! THANK YOU* THANK YOU* THANK YOU!!!!! It brings tears to my eyes. I truly believe that God will heal me...whether he uses medical science or a miracle. It is just so hard for the doctor's to believe that sometimes. I don't like my doctor in Virginia Beach because he seems negative to me. I am not far from Duke as I live in VA Beach, VA. I am going to Sloane Kettering on Monday and trying to get in to WD Anderson in Houston. I was diagnosed about 6 weeks ago and I feel I got to get started on some treatment and WDA doesn't have an appointment with the only doc that seems to have any real knowledge and experience with this for another month. Also, my local doc doesn't seem to think radiation is valid. Apparently, it worked for you. Can you give me the names of your doctors that you have had a good experience with? My email is my user name at aol. Please write! Love and blesssings, Chris
One more thing, I too, have no cancer in immediate family. Grandma died of 85 (I think from malpractice), and Mom died at 75 of heart related issues. I am the oldest of 3 girls and I am the only one who had a child and I can't figure it out either. Also, don't think my mother took DES. That is one more reason why your treatment is encouraging to me!
God's richest blessings on you!
My mom saw Joel's father when he was a preacher when she was teenager. She was raised in Abilene, TX and he went all over. I've watched Lakewood Church quite a few times. Sometimes I feel like the teleevangelist give to much false hope regarding finances and things. Take 700 club, they make it sound (to someone that doesn't know better) like if you tithe A lot you will be rich. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way, not monetarily anyhow. You will get your money multiplied but you may have to work your but off for it. We go to an Assembly of God Church and tithe 10% every week plus missions and I can tell you my husband works for it! I can't even imagine going through this without God and my church family. Oh yeah you asked what treatment and what for. I was diagnosed with Stage II rectal cancer (couldn't be a more embarrassing cancer to discuss) July 3rd. I'm having chemo, then radiation and then surgery and I'll have to have a colostomy permanently.
I will pray for you also!
If you want to talk more about church and that feel free to PM me. I think it's alright on here but I'm not sure. I took this quote from someone that posted it on another message because I really like it, maybe you will too!
Psalm 90 "teach us to number our days so that we may gain a heart of wisdom"
It's kind of fitting for our circumstances.
Thanks so much for writing back! But what is PM? Did you mean IM? Instant message? I don't know how you can do that from here, do you?
And don't be silly about being embarassed about your cancer. Did you know that Farah Fawcett recently had a second bout with rectal cancer? You should write her and encourage her....I am sure she can use it - can't we all? :)
I have to get ready...I am going to fly to NY tomorrow to see a doctor at Sloan Kettering. I live in VA. Where do you live?
Let's keep each other lifted up in prayer and BELIEVE....BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED!
PM, I meant private reply. I live in Wisconsin. I sure hope I'm getting the best medical advice. I live up in the northwoods of Wisconsin and have to go to Green Bay. My insurance says I have to go to a certain group of hospitals and doctors but I'm an RN so I'm trying to research on my own what others are getting done for treatment. I'm also writing a doctor I use to work with in Milwaukee and having him check for me. Good luck on your visit to New York, I hope you get good information. I'm going to church tomorrow and we're having a church picnic and people are being baptized in the lake tomorrow. I'm not afraid to die but I still have a lot to live for yet like a 16 year old at home, she'd be devastated. I'm sure this is all happening for a reason as with you, I'm just not sure what it is yet. Maybe to meet more christians!
By his stripes WE are healed:)
by Normajoyce on Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:00 AM
Hi Chris, glad I was able to offer you some encouragement. My doctor at Duke is Andrew Berchuck (Duke University Med Center, Division of GYN/Oncology. He was my surgeon and prescribed treatment. I was part of a clinical trial and I believe this is important as they will follow me the rest of my life. His phone number is 919-684-2471, His nurse Clinician is Charlotte Gilbert and I have been dealing with her since day one of this cancer journey. She is very good about emailing. Her number is 919-684-3937. My radiation oncologist is Dr. Laura Jones also at Duke. I also have a radiation oncologist in Naples, FL and he is the absolute best. His name is Dr. Hanus. Radation technology has come so far these day and they can pinpoint the exact point you need so as not to damage other organs. I had the orginal 31 tratments of radiation at Duke, then rested 30 days and then started chemo. You can e-mail me at email@example.com
Good luck. The two cancer clinics you mentioned are top notch.
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