Finished 5 weeks of trratment

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Hi All.

I have recently finished my 5 weeks of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and brachytherapy for stage 3 cervical cancer,i have had my follow up mri scan and awaiting results next week.

I am really struggling at the moment,all these emotions flying aroundDisappointed

  • Hi  and welcome to the group.

    Well done on finishing treatment! I think all of us who ave gone through this find the period after it’s finished to be quite difficult, when you’re waiting for scan results to find out if the treatment has been successful. It’s very hard, and natural to have all sorts of thoughts whirling round your head.

    We have a number of ladies who have come through treatment for stage 3 this year, so I hope some might be able to join the chat and share their experiences. How do you feel physically now? It can be helpful to add some details to your profile so that other ladies can read about your diagnosis and treatment which helps when answering any questions.

    Please feel free to use the group to ask any questions, share your worries with people who understand, have a vent or anything else. You are very welcome to be with us, and we will help as much as we can based on our own experiences. It can be useful to talk to people who understand exactly what you’re going through when you don’t want to worry family and friends. So please do keep posting and best wishes for good mri results next week.

    Sarah xx 


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  • Hello R04 and welcome.  I am a stage 3 who also went through 5 weeks of treatment and yes, the wait for the three month MRI result is the absolute worst!  Whatever it shows, remember that radiotherapy keeps working for at least 6 months.  Did you have an MRI before you started brachytherapy?  Please keep us posted and also keep yourself well and as healthy as possible.  Good luck fior your results and feel free to ask any questions.  xxx

  • Hi. Thanks so much for replying. I did have a scan before brachytherapy and the doctor said the radiotherapy had worked well,i didnt ask size etc,i think i was too overwhelmed at the time to ask questions,bit silly maybe.

    Its all such a worry and if the treatment hasnt got rid of it i wonder what options  are available for me,surgery? Any info on your treatment etc is much appreciated.xx

  • Hi,  I think it would have been very similar to yours - 25 Radiotherapy, 5 Chemo and 3 Brachytherapy.   For the worst scenario I have read of others who have had to have further treatment and they seem to be doing well. I really don't think you should even be focusing on that just now but I know it's hard.  What they have told you sounds very positive and that is what I would concentrate on as, like I say, the treatment will keep working for quite a while yet.  I finished my treatment in March and  fingers crossed all seems ok at the moment.  They say that a positive outlook is important and as far as possible that is what I try to do but also to tune in to my body and try to monitor how I'm feeling in myself and pick up on any changes.  I think that is probably a good pointer as to how you're doing. Also, worrying and anxiety is perfectly normal while awaiting scan results.  Big hugs and sending strength xxx

  • Hi 

    It’s very positive that the doctor has told you that the brachytherapy has worked well, so I’d focus on that for now if you can. 


    has given you some very useful advice about remaining positive and the fact that radiotherapy continues to work in your body after treatment. It’s not going to be useful for you to think negatively but I understand it’s hard. Don’t even think about what further treatment would involve as it’s too early to be looking that far ahead.

    I do understand your anxiety though-we all experience that when waiting for scan results, but I hope things go well for you and keep us posted with how you’re doing.

    Sarah xx


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