New diagnosis

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I am 35 years old, Recently been diagnosed with Cervical Cancer Stage 3

Spread to pelvis lymph noids

I am so scared and worried, as i also suffer with mental health, Emotional unstable personality disorder, Anixety and Paranoia. I have an appointment this coming monday to discuss everything. Been told i would need Chemo and Radiotherapy. 

I have 6 children, and a very supportive partner 

Please someone talk i need to hear from some with same situation as me.

  • Hi  and welcome to our group.

    I’m so sorry to read about your diagnosis, especially being so young and with children. I’m here to talk if you’d like to. 

    I had stage 2b cervical cancer and went through chemo and radiotherapy in 2018, and we have a number of ladies who went through the same treatment for stage 3 who are through to the other side of treatment. I hope they’ll come along and add to the chat to give you some extra support. Let me tag  and  so they’ll hopefully see this and say hello. 

    It’s very difficult to begin with to get a cancer diagnosis and there’s a lot to process about having cancer and about the treatment. I’m glad you’ve got a supportive partner-will they be coming to the appointment with you on Monday? It’s really good to have another pair of ears as you may not take in everything you are told. It’s also useful to think of some questions you’d like to ask, and take a notebook to write things down.

    Don’t be afraid to ask for things to be repeated if you’re not sure about anything, or if they use medical jargon that you don’t understand. They are dealing with this every day and sometimes forget this is the first time for us being the patient, We were all scared, so we understand what you’re feeling and going through right now and we know how difficult it is.

    Please feel free to ask anything you like in the group-it’s a safe place for you to share your worries and we will try to help support you from our experiences of going through this. Are you currently receiving help with your mental health? I think it will be very important for you to have the right support in place for this as cancer affects us mentally as well as physically.

    I hope you’ll keep posting and that you’ll find the group helpful and supportive. I’m glad you’ve come to join us.

    Sarah xx


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  • Thanks for replying hun, means alot. How did your treatment go if you dont mind me asking xx

  • Yeah my partner will be coming with me on monday, to all appointments upcoming, also my mother in law has been amazing too x

  • I don’t mind you asking at all. 3 months after my treatment finished I had my follow up scan and the result was NED (no evidence of disease) so I had what they called a complete response.

    I was unlucky in that cancer did recur a few months later, but I think I was very unlucky as this is not the norm. However, that was in 2019 and I’m still here! 

    Chemoradiation is over a relatively short period of time and can be quite tough but also very effective.

    Sarah xx


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  • Bless ya hun, wish you all the best

    Im so scared right now x

  • I understand how scary it is, but when they tell you the plan at your appointment you will have this to focus on and get through, and I think all of us would say we found things easier to deal with once we had that information.

    Try not to think too far ahead, and just take one day, one step at a time. That’s one of the most helpful pieces of advice I think I can pass on.

    Sarah xx


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  • Hi

    i was diagnosed with stags 3 in June last year I had Chemotherapy Radiotherapy and brachytherapy 

    I am more than happy to call you if you would like to speak and ask any questions you have 

    I was in a daze for weeks after my diagnosis so I totally understand how you must be feeling

    please let me know if you would like to talk 

  • Hi  

    I think you meant this message for  so now that I’ve tagged her she should see it. Please can you send telephone numbers by private message as they are not allowed to be posted on the main forum.

    It’s really good of you to offer to help with a call-I’m sure that would be appreciated.

    Sarah xx


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  • Apologies I’m all new to this but Thankyou for tagging boo-boo into the thread

    of course if she wants to call I’ll message privately.. just hope I can help her xx

  • No worries at all.  But please feel free to join in on any threads in the group to share your experiences. It’s really helpful for everyone, especially the newly diagnosed ladies to hear real life stories and feel the support from others who have been through treatment. I hope you’re doing well too. 

    Sarah xx


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