Bone, secondary cancer

Secondary bone cancer is cancer that has spread to the bones from a primary cancer somewhere else in the body. This group is for people affected by secondary bone cancer to share experiences and get support.

Recent diagnosis or secondary bone cancer

JSC85
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Hi to whoever reads this. 

I just want to get this out and see if anyone has been through what I have/am going through.

Little bit about my history. 14 months ago in August 2018 after routine smears and colposcopy with biopsy. I was diagnosed with stage 2b cervical cancer and after various tests to check if it had spread. My consultants were happy it was localised and I had treatment with chemo/radiotherapy and brachytherapy in December 2018.

Fast forward to now and after slowly putting my life back together, getting back to work and starting university. I have just been told there is now cancer 'activity' on my vertibrae and one of my ribs. To say I'm devastated is an understatement. Now I have to put my life on hold again to get through this. This time I have to tell my kids the full extent as I got away with playing it down last time as I didn't lose my hair.

Anyway. Positive thoughts from me to you all. 

'life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain'

X Jen X

buttercup01
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Hello Jen, I'm sorry to hear your cancer has returned in your bones. Tho I've not got bone secondaries, I've had umpteen mets in various places so have an idea how u feel.

Have u got a treatment plan yet? That'll help u to plan n will also stave off the wobbles n what ifs a bit.

Good luck with telling the kids. How old are they? Macmillan have a booklet on talking to children and teenagers about cancer.  

Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.
JSC85
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Hi 

Thank you for your reply. I have a verbal treatment plan but no dates or anything on paper yet. I hate this waiting in limbo for things to happen. They are talking about 1 full day of drugs every 3 weeks for about 6 months. 

My girls are 9 and 5 and a half. They've been great, kept it really simple, i know my eldest is worried but we've decided to keep her involved and will reassure her everyday. I am going to get their teachers to keep an eye on them and lots of after school activities etc to keep them busy.