Mum's diagnosis after a hysteroscopy

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Hello all, 

My mum had a hysteroscopy two weeks ago, last week she was called into see the consultant and was told that cancer is present. 

When asked 'what stage?' he said '1-2'. Then proceeded to describe the other stages if it has spread etc. 

He then referred her for an MRI (next week) to see if it's spread anywhere. 

She's 59, her menopause started around 52. She had put all her symptoms down to the menopause, but is now reflecting and convincing herself that it's spread all over her body. 

Obviously we are terrified and really anxious. We've lost close family members to cancer so it's very triggering, as it is for many of us. And as humans we often jump to the worst case scenario. 

Can the consultant actually decipher 'stage 1-2' from biopsy results before an MRI? 

Any stories of hope would be really, really appreciated right now. Thank you all x

  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the Macmillan Community but sorry to hear about your mum's diagnosis. 

    A cancer diagnosis in the family can be such a challenging and stressful time but getting support from others who are dealing with the ‘exact same' cancer type or support challenges will help you a lot.

    This New to Community area is like our reception desk where we try to direct you to the best part of the Community for you to get support. The Community is actually divided into dedicated Support Groups (Discussion Rooms).......but I do see that you have already found, joined and put up a post in our dedicated Womb (uterus) cancer support group. This group is a safe places to talk to others who may have a similar diagnosis, treatment experience, to ask questions and get support from family members who are navigating the same support journey.

    As for the practical and emotional challenges of supporting your mum and indeed yourself you may benefit from joining and posting in our……

    Family and Friends

    Carers only (if you are his caregiver)

    ……. support groups where you will connect with a wide range of members navigating the exact same support challenges.

    It is an emotional time supporting family so you might find this Macmillan information your feelings when someone has cancer helpful as well as this link getting help with your emotions.

    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 support all the family.

    Do get back to me if you need further help navigating the community.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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  • Thank you so much Mike, yes I found the other section this morning. I tried to delete this post (as not to duplicate) but I can't see an option, I can only edit it ? 

    Thank you for your kind words, I hope you are doing well Purple heart

  • Make sure you check out the other support routes

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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