My Gynecologist is Wonderful!

I’m closing in on October 24, 2016, when I will have the Di Vinci method, Hysterectomy. Okay, people are telling me its so easy, but many are not carrying cancer in on the equation., which is scary in itself.

 

So Dr. Elguera explained to me exactly why the Di Vinci method was so much better in cancer surgeries They can get into places human hands just can’t reach. They can cut and clamp lymph nodes with ease. They can peak around the corners of my abdominal cavity to see what is happening, when an abdominal manual surgery can’t.

da-vinci-surgical-robot-300x178Seeing this,I am still not  comfortable but my Oncologist has performed 1400 surgeries this method and that is a great rate and he must be quite good at it to be able to do the surgery in an hour and a half vs, the average being 2 hours at minimum

We discussed staging and grading, which I finally figured it out, which is which, and what its all about.

Grading is from the pathology report, mine are multiple foci of  well differentiated.. Foci are cells located in a specific organ of the body that are notably different from the surrounding cells. These differences are caused by mutation or other types of cellular damage, and they’re generally the first sign of a developing lesion, tumor or cancer.

Now Staging is graded at the time of a hysterectomy and when they take every organ taken out of your body, uterus, tubes, ovaries, lymph nodes and cervix. Each organ goes to pathology to be examined closely. In seven to ten days, the report comes back.

At that point, by the grading it will decide my next path I take to recovery.