JoAnn Will

First post: Apr 5, 2018 Latest post: Sep 28, 2021
Welcome to my CaringBridge website. I am using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. I appreciate your support. 

In June of 2015, I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer.  In the following months I had a hysterectomy, chemo therapy, and radiation to rid my body of the cancer.  I was cancer free for 2 1/2 years, but this January (2018) a CT scan showed the endometrial cancer had returned, but it was in my lungs this time.  Because it is a metastasized cancer, it is considered Stage 4.  Following a PET scan and biopsy to confirm the diagnosis, I started chemo therapy again.  It is the same chemo as last time, but I will have more sessions.  I hope to be done with it by the end of June.  Yay!  The oncologist has told me it is not curable, but controllable.  I plan to fight this all the way!  There is a glimmer of hope that an immunotherapy drug might be available in the future if the cancer can be controlled for awhile.  My first chemo therapy session was March 7th.  The side effects hit me harder than what I remembered from 2015 and I ended up in the hospital for 24 hours.  I also had an infection which had to be treated.  These last few days have been good and I felt ready to have my next chemo session.  However, when they did my blood work, my white blood cell count was too low.  Therefore, my chemo session has been postponed until Wednesday, April 4th.  At this time, I have no symptoms that I have the cancer, so am thankful that the CT scan found the cancer early.  I'm hoping and praying that the chemo is working and can slow this disease down.  In the meantime, I am looking forward to warmer weather and a great summer.  I will update this after my next chemo session.

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