Brachytherapy treatment

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Hi,

I'm new here and I'm so glad I  came to this amazing site, 

I was recently diagnosed with womb cancer,  had a total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy,  my surgeon rang me a few weeks later informing me that they found cancer in my cervix,  which luckily was also removed, so I'm about to start radiotherapy next week,  it's Brachytherapy,  3 sessions over 2 weeks,  I'm more scared of going through this than I was having my surgery,  it's the unknown,  I know I'm having the applicator but I'm scared it will hurt as it goes right upto the vaginal cuff and then lying there still,  I don't know if I get sedated or not,  but it's 3 sessions and I'll be ok,  this whole experience has been a roller coaster ride emotionally and work haven't been helping me financially,  I'm only on ssp x

  • Hi  and welcome to the group.

    I’d like to suggest that you also also join the womb group where they have lots of discussion about brachytherapy. The reason I suggest this is that brachytherapy is done differently when you have had had your womb removed, so the experiences of ladies who have cervical cancer and brachytherapy will not be the same as for the treatment you will be having.

    I appreciate that cancer was found in your cervix which has now been removed, but the applicator method of brachytherapy is not used for a cervical cancer diagnosis. Our brachytherapy involves rods and is quite different to the applicator.

    You are of course welcome to be in our group, but the brachytherapy information will be much more relevant for you in the womb group. It is generally far easier to go through. 

    Sarah xx


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