Hi I’m new here, Iv recently been diagnosed with stage 2 cervical cancer. I’m 30 and have 2 young children.
I have been told I’ll be having chemo and radiotherapy, but first iv had to have a ct scan to determine wether the cancer has spread anywhere else. I’m keeping everything crossed atm as initially I was told it was stage 1.
im so scared as to what will happen next and I have so many unanswered questions.
my consultant and McMillan nurse are brilliant but I wanted to see if I could ask anyone living this on their experiences.
am I going to loose my hair? How long will this be going on for? What do I need to prepare for?
thank you xx
Hi there, I’m going through similar with cervical cancer and am waiting for the staging etc. I can’t answer your question but I’m terrified too. Im37 with two very young children.
Wait until you hav scan. maybe you wil only hav radio therapy. I was told brachetherapy but ended up having 25 sessions of radio therapy. does not hurt , had to drink water half an hour before treatment . you hav to hav full bladder. after ct scan , you go for assessment and for me , 2 dots of tattoo , which did not hurt , so they dont hav to set u up every time. for me they kind of drip fed me information. hope this helps, let me know if you got any more questions
Hi wait til you hav ct scan. it does not hurt. I was told brachetherapy but end up with 25 sessions of radio therapy. that does not hurt, let me know what happens and i will try and tell you more