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Hi everyone, I'm new here and find it helps to read people's stories. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer on the 9th of January which was a total shock as I have always had normal smears. Since then I have had a MRI, CT and PET CT scan. I have been discussed at several consultant meetings but they have not yet made a decision about treatment options. I had mt PET CT last week and my consultant has called to say I am to meet her on Tuesday to discuss results (which she doesn't have yet, but will have by Tuesday) and talk about treatment plan. I am absoloutley terrified to meet with her, not just to discuss treatment but to hear my results of PET CT as I have been told this is a really good scan and shows up cancerous tissue. I have vbeen told I have stage two cancer and the tumour is aound 1cm. I am 29 years old and have two children. I get the feeling the doctors would like to do a hysterectomy but chemo/rad has also been mentioned. I have been having tests done for weeks and the waiting has emotionally drained me, and now when I think about Tuesday I am so scared. I do want to get on with treatment and get rid of this horrific disease but nothing seems clear cut. I'm sorry to have a rant on here but if anyone could give me advice or has had a similar experience I would love to hear from you,Thank you x x x p.s my consultant has been amazing and she said the reason they are taking their time making a decision and ordering tests is to make sure the treatment is absoloutley right, especially as I am only 29 and they don't want me to have more treatment than needed.
Hi Rebecca, Thanks so much for your post, it feels good to chat with someone who is going through the same thing and feels the same. By the sounds of it your doctors are right on the ball as I did have an MRI soon after my LLETZ and that has caused problems as I wasn't totally healed and therefore had to have another scan so I'm glad that this won't be the case for you and you can get a good scan so they know exactley what they need to do. I have read a lot of info and it seems the waiting is the worst and I feel bad for you not having family close by, I can totally relate to this my parents and brother live abroad too but like you I have a wonderful man who is very supportive. I will keep you posted on tomorrow's results and wish you all the best for yours, thankfully the wait is almost over for us both! Kate x
Hi Rebecca I hope this post works i have been trying all week to reply to you but my computer is really playing up, so sorry it took so long! I had my decision and am booked in to have a radical hysterectomy in Aberdeen (2 hours from my home!) on Monday, which happens to be my 30th birthday!! It could end up being the best birthday pressie ever if this cures me. I'll be up there for a week but will be in touch on my return. I will be thinking of you Monday for your MRI, really hope all goes well and you get some answers soon, Take Care, Kate x x x
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