Thank you for accepting me. I am 50 and 6 years ago they questioned weather I had cervical cancer but went and removed my cervix I had already had a hysterectomy in 2009 because I had placenta accreta. After the removal of my cervix I had no other therapy just a check up 6 months later then a year later then discharged me. 3 months ago my life was normal apart from beginnings of the menopause so maybe not so normal lol. After a night of passion with my husband I woke up with blood all over the sheets. I was totally shocked since 2009 I have not had any vaginal bleeding not even in 2017 when the ? Marked cervical cancer. So with alot of pushing from my husband and mum I went to see the doctor. To cut a long story short they found a 4cm tumour in my vaginal vault and have called it recurring cervical cancer. I feel so angry and betrayed because no one told me this could come back, I thought once discharged that was that. Woman should be made aware that cervical cancer can come back even if they have taken your cervix away. I am now waiting to start my treatment which involves chemotherapy and radiotherapy, I am also very lucky it has gone no where else. The one symptom I have had is to go from not bleeding since 2009 when I had my hysterectomy to bleeding heavily that my gynecologist put me on medication. Sorry its a long read. Lots of love to you all xx
Hi Angelcake8 and welcome to our group.
I’m sorry to read you’ve had such a shock with this news when you’ve already had surgery. Unfortunately, as you’ve found, cervical cancer can recur even when the cervix is removed and maybe your post will alert other ladies in the group to this fact if they are not aware of it.
I have no cervix either, but I’ve always known my cervical cancer could recur in the future in another location. It recurred once, but that was when I did still have my cervix. There are never any guarantees when any cancer is removed that microscopic cells have not remained/escaped and can grow again.
I’m glad you did go to the doctor, because although it’s horrible news for you, the tumour has been discovered and treatment can start. The positive news is that is just in the one location with no further spread.
Lots of us in the group, including myself, have been through the chemo and radiotherapy treatment you are going to have, so there will be plenty advice and support for you as you go along. Please feel free to ask any questions here and we can tell you our experiences, and perhaps give you tips and advice which have helped us get through. The treatment can be very effective, though it is quite intense over a short period of time.
Have you got a treatment start date yet? Please keep in touch and let us know how you’re getting on.