When you find out you have cancer, the first thing most people do, is run to their computer to figure out what this cancer is and how did I ever get it?
The type of cancer, such as Uterine cancer/Endometrial cancer is all over the internet, but no one yet, knows how we get it.
Endometrial/Uterine cancer is of the uterus. My cancer is Endometrial. It started in the lining of my uterus. There are a lot of risk factors I have that includes:
- Things that affect hormone levels, like taking estrogen after menopause, birth control pills, or tamoxifen; the number of menstrual cycles (over a lifetime), pregnancy, obesity, certain ovarian tumors, and polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Use of an intrauterine device
- Diet and exercise
So we spend our quiet times researching and we dissect everything that was either said to us or what has given to us, including the pathology report.
I asked some close friends of mine to help me understand the pathology report and they said, it might be stage 1. Which gave me a huge sigh of relief until i went back to Google to read some more.
It stated for one mass, which is a word for the cancer, but my whole uterus is small masses, so does that mean that what might have been Stage 1 with one mass, will it make me something else with all these little masses throughout the uterus ?