On July 8, 2014, I had surgery for endometrial cancer, a cancer that most often strikes menopausal women. Highly curable, especially if caught early, it’s the most common cancer of the female reproductive system. Let’s get the word out! Early detection is the key. The cancer’s first symptom is usually spotting or bleeding.

I’m going to tell the story of my illness here on Friend for the Ride. If you have questions or comments about endometrial cancer (I’m not an expert or medically trained–I can only share my experience) and would like to chat, email me at BKYounger at gmail.com

Here are links to my posts:


Garden Blessings and a Cancer Diagnosis 


My Cancer Story: Afloat!  

nightgown (2)

 The Bicycle Nightgown

D and C

My Cancer Story: The Diagnosis

My Cancer Story: Oncology 


My Cancer Story: The Surgery 


 My Cancer Story: After the Operation


My Cancer Story: The Recovery


My Cancer story: Scars!  


My Cancer Story: A Gulp and a Celebration


 My Cancer Story: The Circle  


 My Cancer Story: Remember the Caregiver 

Cathy's Cookies

My Cancer Story: Presents!


 My Cancer Story: Moms and Apron Strings

Affirmations for the Heart

My Cancer Story: Handmade Affirmations


 My Cancer Story: A Ladies Room Meltdown


My Cancer Story: The Estrogen Patch

Clinical Trials

 My Cancer Story: Clinical Trials

white-pants-up-closeMy Cancer Story: White Pants and Worry


My Cancer Story: One Year Checkup!

Tiki Bar

Late Onset Menopause


I wrote this post for Sixty and Me. It’s titled “Six Tips for Putting a Positive Spin on Life After Cancer.”

12 responses »

  1. I look forward to hearing more about this. In the past two years, my immediate family has experienced cancer: pancreatic, lymphoma, testicular and papillary. I feel I am becoming an unwilling expert with the “c” word that I hate. That said, I’m glad you are creating awareness, and that you are doing well (that is the main thing!) Barbara. Thank goodness for that.

  2. Had my hysterectomy January 2013 and I still don’t like waistbands! I really didn’t like them before the surgery.(Just read the bicycle nightgown post) get lots of rest and take care of yourself..Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Amy

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  4. Hi. I had my total robotic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer a year ago. Would love to trade tales and information. One of my hopes–goals–is to help women step up and speak up so that the medical community includes them fully in their treatment. Glad you’re doing so well. 🙂

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