New to this! Discussing my cancer in a forum, that is!

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I've recently been diagnosed with womb cancer, following post menopausal bleeding and pain in abdomen, requiring ultrasound scans and biopsies.

Cancer reported as grade 3, had a hysterectomy last week with lymph nodes removed.

Now at home recovering, and waiting for results of staging, oncology visit and further treatment.

I've had breast cancer surgery and radiotherapy treatment in the last 18 months and was looking forward to a summer of travelling further afield.

Feeling a bit fed up but just having to get on with it and enjoy things as and when I feel like it.

I'm very lucky to have a wonderful husband and supportive family and friends, although telling them it had happened again, broke my heart.

  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the Community but sorry to hear about your diagnoses.

    Navigating the cancer journey can be such a stressful and challenging time but getting support from people who have walked the ‘exact same' cancer journey can help a lot. (I have a completely different cancer).

    The New to Community is like our reception desk where we look to try and direct you to the best part of the Community for you to get support. The Community is actually divided into dedicated Cancer Support Groups (Discussion Rooms) so can I recommend you join and post in our dedicated Womb Cancer support group. This will be a safe place to talk to others with a similar diagnosis, treatment experience, to ask questions and get support.

    To connect in with the group please click on the link belowPoint down

    Womb (uterus) cancer

    …… then once the group page opens click in the [Black - Click to Join - Banner] that appears at the bottom of the page and this will then confirm that you have joined the group.

    When you are ready……. you can introduce yourself by putting up your very own post by clicking [+ Create new post] or [ + ] in the top right of the group page.

    You can copy and paste the text from this post into your new post.

    You may find it helpful to call the Macmillan Support Line open 8am-8pm (timings may differ across services) 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00. This service provides cancer information, practical information, emotional support, benefits/financial guidance or just a listening ear. We also have our Ask an Expert section but do allow 3 working days for a reply.

    Talking to people face to face can be very helpful so do check to see if you have any Local Macmillan Support in your area, do also check for a local Maggie's Centre as these folks are amazing and give support to all the family.

    Do get back to me if you need further help navigating the community ((hugs))

    Mike (Thehighlander)

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  • H and a very warm welcome to the online community which I hope you'll find is both an informative and supportive place to be.

    I can totally understand you looking forward to getting back to normal after treatment for breast cancer. Mine was the other way around in that I was just coming up to the 5 year all clear from melanoma when I was diagnosed with breast cancer!

    I can see that you've already joined in with a conversation in the womb cancer group and the best way to get support from the online community is to join the forum. Clicking here will take you straight to the womb cancer forum where you can ask questions, share experiences and get support. Once you've joined, you can start a new post in the same way as you did here.

    It would be great if you could put something about your diagnosis and treatment to date into your profile as it really helps others when replying to you and also when looking for someone on a similar pathway. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.

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