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Beth’s battle with endometrial cancer began the summer of 2019. A surgical procedure was deemed successful and she believed the cancer had been contained and removed.
In July of 2020, and in the middle of the pandemic, Beth developed strange symptoms. Over a 2 month period she had multiple fevers that led to several negative covid tests and multiple periods of quarantining. In September 2020, Beth was weak, unable to eat or drink, and still battling the fever. She went to the ER and convinced the doctor to admit her. During that stay it was discovered that Beth had a mass in her pelvic region, and after biopsy, it was confirmed to be a metastasis/recurrence of endometrial cancer.
Chemotherapy was the recommended course of treatment, and six rounds were administered over the remainder of 2020. Unfortunately the tumor did not respond to chemotherapy as hoped, and radiation was suggested as the next course of treatment. Radiation was administered for six weeks in February and March of 2021, however, the tumor was not destroyed as hoped.
In June of 2021, immunotherapy was recommended and commenced. Beth had three infusion treatments that were very hard on her. Treatment finished in July and C/T scan was done. Disappointingly, the results showed the tumor to have grown again as well as new metastasis to the lymph nodes. Because chemotherapy and radiation were already exhausted and surgical removal is not possible, we are focusing on Beth’s quality of life and treating symptoms.
In August, Beth contracted a serious bacterial infection and was hospitalized. After discharge from the hospital it was not possible for her to remain at home safely without 24 hour care, so she has moved to The Colonies at Windsor Medical Center.