By Don S. Dizon

No matter if you're a newly clinically determined uterine melanoma sufferer, a survivor, or a pal or relative of both, this ebook deals support. the one ebook to supply either specialist details and sufferer perspectives, a hundred Questions and solutions approximately Uterine melanoma offers authoritative, sensible solutions in your questions on all features of this ailment. Written via well known gynecologic oncologists and together with insider recommendation from a precise sufferer, this publication explains many very important proof approximately signs and the prognosis method, therapies, post-treatment caliber of existence, coping recommendations, and resources of sufferer and family members aid in effortless to appreciate language. This publication is a useful source for an individual dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this scary affliction.

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Treatment of Epithelial Cancers of the Uterus 43. How is chemotherapy given? I have it intravenously. It takes about 6-7 hours for the whole treatment. The steroids you are given make you feel energized the next day but they also kept me from sleeping! Not a good trade-off in that I’m working fulltime. The first time I went, a friend took me which helped pass the time. There are 3-4 pre-medications given and then the cancer drugs (I get carbo/paclitaxel). The facility I go to has two reclining chairs per room so it isn’t like some production line of sick people!

I didn’t want to have gobs of hair in my hands some morning when I was washing my hair. My scalp was painful a couple of days before—it’s true that your hair can hurt. I find I’m more comfortable in scarves and turbans than in my wig. Although when I work with customers, I know me being in a wig is more comfortable for them. 45. My doctor says I have advanced cancer of the uterus. Can I still be cured? Cancer that has spread beyond the uterus is not generally curable. The rate of surviving five years decreases dramatically as the stage increases.

I did lose most of my hair the second week after my first chemo session (the time frame is different for each drug given, so ask). I had bought a wig and had shaved off my hair the week before it started falling out. I had already noticed more than normal hair amounts on the comb in the mornings. I didn’t want to have gobs of hair in my hands some morning when I was washing my hair. My scalp was painful a couple of days before—it’s true that your hair can hurt. I find I’m more comfortable in scarves and turbans than in my wig.

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