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Cancer returning

6 Oct 2017 15:42

I have had endometrial cancer and had a full hysterectomy 15 weeks ago got the lot but recently found lumps in my breast and under my arm and scared sense less has the cancer returned so quickly going out of my mind and have not told anyone as when i told family about first diagnosis they struggled to deal with it can anyone who been in same boat help i have not had easy time am only 33 feel like things just unravelling 

Re: Cancer returning

6 Oct 2017 20:26 in response to Cjay2311

Hi Cjay

First of all, I am not a nurse or anyone even remotely medically trained but  I wanted to respond to you, I hope you don’t mind. 

Well done on coming so far – you have really been through the mill haven’t you?  I can completely understand why you are so worried. You haven’t said whether you have gone back to the doctors – if not please do so as soon as possible. It may be there is nothing to worry about but the sooner you find out the better.  You are strong, you have proven this and you’ve beaten cancer once. Just look at how far you have come. If the worst comes to the worst you will beat it again but let’s take one step at a time. 

I do understand you want to protect your family by not telling them but does that mean you don’t have an outlet yourself? Do you have a close friend you can confide in?  At times like this you need somebody to sit and hold your hand. 

 Try to keep focused on the here and now and not to worry about what might be, I know that is so easy to say  and so hard to do. 

 Thinking of you, let us know how you get on won’t you 

R x

Re: Cancer returning

7 Oct 2017 04:49 in response to SusanRuth

Hi thank you for replying yes been to doctor sending me for a mammogram and took bloods sai something about my bloods being off and just so glad have on here for outlet and yeh have a really close friend i cant get my head round all this plus the fact i am only 33 and have not had chance of being a mum and now i cant head just feels like going round and round will keep you updated thank you for replying and your very kind words it has really helped 

Re: Cancer returning

10 Oct 2017 21:14 in response to Cjay2311

Hi Cjay2311

saw your post  hope all goes well  .I had blood test doc said all fine but didn't explain .I rang the reception girl told me what had been tested and results were all normal. If you want to know anything ring the doc and ask . then u can google it or ask the nurses  here  better to know every detail you can. than worrying, good luck. Keep posting   Fingers crossed for you x

Re: Cancer returning

29 Dec 2017 03:03 in response to SusanRuth

Hey really sorry i have only just replying i went to doctors and now waiting on mri and mammogram oncology were great and not got anyone else to tell so this is the next best thing i just cant think that its back i cant sleep cant focus my family all think that i am crabby wish i could scream and say what’s going on but with there reaction last time i dont want to say until i know what am dealing with thank you for being so kind and replying i will keep you updated when i can not been on cause my mood been extremely low thanks 

Re: Cancer returning

29 Dec 2017 03:05 in response to Colleen70

Thanks sorry not been on my mood been extremely low i have been to oncology getting scans and further tests head all over place just trying to stay focused but finding it so hard i know must seem so selfish when there are worse folk than me 

Re: Cancer returning

29 Dec 2017 06:32 in response to Cjay2311

Hi       fine to be selfish do whatever makes you feel better  all this is hard enough it's the not knowing what happens next that gets me 

hope you are up to enjoying  everything you can manage at the moment good luck and hugs x

Re: Cancer returning

29 Dec 2017 10:20 in response to Cjay2311

Hello Cjay2311,

I noticed your reply to Colleen and as your original post was in the nurses’ topic area, I thought I would reply as well since it does seem like you are going through a tough time. And I would imagine that it is even more difficult at this time of year. I also noticed that we did not answer your original post. I am sorry about this. I am unsure why this happened but we do sometimes have a few technical issues.

I can understand why you do not want to talk with your family about your health concerns. Some people do choose to do this until they know what is happening and they can explain the full picture. The downside to this, as you know, is that it is very difficult to carry this burden alone. This sort of stress has to come out somehow and so it is hardly surprising that you are struggling to be yourself. Until you know what is happening it is very stressful and nothing can completely take this away. But having support from others can help a little and I am pleased that you are getting some from Colleen. You are also welcome to call us if you think that it might be helpful. Our freephone number 0808 800 4040, Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am to 5pm (closed New Year’s Day).

Until you have had all of the tests and the results are available it is not possible for anyone to say for sure what is the matter, but I would be surprised if your current health issues had anything to do with the endometrial cancer coming back. It would be very unusual indeed for it to come back in the breasts, so I think that there is a good chance that this could be a separate health issue. Although it is easier said than done, try to remember that the two issues may not be related and not all breast problems are due to cancer.

All the best,


Re: Cancer returning

3 Jan 2018 21:35 in response to Cjay2311

 Hello, waiting is always the worst time. Please take each day as it comes,  make some time for yourself and just remember you are much stronger than you think you are. I will be thinking of you.