- Hello,I hope I am not misusing your time,
- i had a radical hysterectomy (keyhole)in August 2021 following a diagnosis of grade 3 cancer.I had ten lymph nodes removed and tissue examined and I was very relieved to be told it was Stage 1a.I have hip pain and lower lumber pain but it is improving.I do have access to a McMillan nurse via Salisbury hospital who was lovely and told me if I experienced any p.v bleeding I could ring immediately.I feel fraudulent to ring her again as she is so busy and I am not bleeding over-but I am worried that there may be other symptoms I need to be watchful for.
- Are you able to tell me if I need to be mindful of other signs of recurrent cancer-or if I need to ask for any formal follow up? My nurse said I could ring for up to 5 years after treatment,is this a number of years for any reason? Ie increased likelihood of cancer returning?
I am 48 years old and also have gone into early menopause-I am not on any HRT but should I ask for a mammogram before it’s due? I think I am anxious about being so lucky to be treated and considered clear of cancer that I am going to have it again without realizing.
- I am on Effexor and Quetiapine (since 2008) for psychotic depression (in remission) -have you any knowledge of an increased risk of cancer with these medications as I have asked my GP who did not know.I no longer have a psychiatric link worker to ask and I thought you may have more specialized experience.
- With kind regards