Waiting on hospital appointment.

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Visited doctors after bleeding between periods and heavier periods, was told he could see cancerous cells.This was 2 weeks ago have appointment at hospital for Thursday, these last 2 weeks gave been awful, I cant even look at my 2 children without getting overwhelmed.  I've been prescribed sleeping tablets as my anxiety is through the roof. Also got pains everywhere so convinced myself it's spread. 

Thankyou for listening, read through some posts yesterday and thought what an amazing group .

  • Hi  and welcome to our group

    I can understand that you will feel very anxious at the moment, which is quite natural, but try to hang in there until you’ve been to the hospital for your appointment. When you mention going to the doctor, can I ask if that was a gp or a gynaecologist? 

    It’s easy for our minds to go into overdrive when we hear the word cancerous, but you will need to have a biopsy done to make a formal diagnosis. It may be something that can easily be treated,  but our minds can make us feel all sorts of aches and pains. 

    Please let us know how you get on, and we are here to help with support for you if you need it. I very much hope that your appointment goes better than you are fearing.

    Sarah xx


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    1. Thankyou for reply.It was doctors but he actually used the words cervical cancer and said it looked contained but obviously couldn't tell if it had spread.
  • Hi  

    I’m really surprised your doctor used those words when he is not a gynaecologist-i know now that my doctor (gp) could see a visible fairly large tumour when she looked but she at no point mentioned the word cancer to me. I think it frightens people unnecessarily, and I’m thankful she didn’t do that. 

    Even when I was referred to the gynaecologist, and he saw the tumour, he did not mention cancer. He took a biopsy for testing which is the only way to know for sure if something is cancer, and simply told me he had seen a lesion which needed tested.

    I’m sorry you’ve had this experience when your doctor actually does not know for sure if there is cancer present and that you have been put through so much anxiety. I hope you have a better experience when you see a gynaecologist.

    Sarah xx


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