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Hello. At first I want to apologize for my english. I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of cervix 3c1 stage , involved multiple limph nodes including para aortic . My treatment will start 19 of september with 3-4 piclitaxel/carboplatin chemotherapy. But at 21 of september also got appointment at nuclear medicine department. I really have no idea what it and for? Any one can help me sort my mind with it pleae.

  • Hi  and welcome to our group.

    Please don’t apologise for your English-I’m sure we will all understand you very well. We have a number of ladies in the group who have been diagnosed with the same stage of cervical cancer and gone through treatment, so I hope they will also come along and say hello.

    The nuclear medicine department here in the UK is an area of radiology, but it would be best to ask the doctor in charge of your care why you have an appointment scheduled there and exactly what it’s for. Our letters with appointments usually will describe exactly what the appointment is for, and usually have information about what will happen. I don’t know where you are, but did your appointment give no information at all? 

    I hope your doctor will be able to explain to you, but meanwhile you are very welcome to be here with us to ask any questions or chat about anything you’d like. We have a nice group of ladies here and will be happy to support you and offer advice based on our own experiences. I hope some of the other ladies will be along soon to chat.

    Sarah xx


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  • Thank you. I have an app where i see which appointments I'll will have , but havent receive any letters.

  • Hi 

    When you go to your appointment, ask why you need to have the appointment at nuclear medicine and make sure everything is explained to you.

    Sarah xx


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  • Thank you.I will ask.

  • Hello, I found out why I have appointment for nuclear medicine , I'll have nm gfr test, to see how my kidneys work. 

    I feel exhausted due to pain, insufficient sleep, I can no longer work because my work is physical for 12 hours, 4 days.  I'm afraid to think how it will be after chemotherapy if I feel like this now.

  • Hi 

    Chemotherapy can be hard on the kidneys, so your doctors will want to make sure they are functioning well. The chemotherapy you will be having can be tough, but most ladies copy with it overall. You should be asking your doctors about suitable pain medication so that you can manage your pain and hopefully be able to sleep better. They should also prescribe medication for nausea/sickness if you find you suffer from that during treatment. Make sure you tell them everything about how you are feeling so that they know how you are, and they will give you medicines to help you cope better.

    I’m sorry you are feeling so rough right now-hopefully things will get better for you.

    Sarah xx


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