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No matter if you're a newly clinically determined uterine melanoma sufferer, a survivor, or a chum or relative of both, this e-book deals aid. the one e-book to supply either specialist details and sufferer perspectives, a hundred Questions and solutions approximately Uterine melanoma provides authoritative, functional solutions on your questions on all facets of this illness. Written via popular gynecologic oncologists and together with insider suggestion from a precise sufferer, this ebook explains many very important proof approximately indicators and the prognosis technique, treatments, post-treatment caliber of existence, coping thoughts, and assets of sufferer and family members aid in effortless to appreciate language. This e-book is a useful source for an individual dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this scary disorder.
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Endometrial cancer is not usually a disease of young women but sometimes women under 40 may develop endometrial cancer. QXP 3/4/10 12:02 PM Page 32 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT UTERINE CANCER 31. My surgeon mentioned removing my lymph nodes. What are they? The lymph nodes are bean sized structures that are part of the immune system. Endometrial cancer can spread to the lymph nodes along the veins and arteries in the pelvis. Your surgeon can remove these lymph nodes in order to determine whether they are involved with cancer and to help make recommendations about the need for more therapy after surgery.
The various treatments, from surgery to radiation to chemotherapy, all have risks and a balanced consideration of the benefits and the risks of treatment are always required. QXP 3/4/10 12:02 PM Page 51 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT UTERINE CANCER At 58, I am still young in that I have/want another 30 years ahead of me. I want aggressive treatment balanced with minimal long-term side effects. It takes asking question after question of your doctors to learn ALL you can. This is a case of knowing what questions to ask.
Along with most modern medicine, cancer treatments and medications are changing all the time. You just have to be comfortable that your doctor is at the forefront of the information and trust that the approach the doctor recommends is the proper one for your type/level of cancer and for you. QXP 3/4/10 12:02 PM Page 47 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT UTERINE CANCER As previously discussed, all of the chemotherapy for endometrial cancer is given by vein. One of the drugs, doxorubicin, can be particularly dangerous if it leaks out of an intravenous drip (IV) into the skin.