Hi I have just been diagnosed with cervical cancer following a routine pap smear. I have 3 children 27,25 and 18. I am currently to see a specialist at the end of October and have had a PET scan 2 days ago. Its been a roller coaster of emotions which I guess is normal! Just looking for some support and comfort whilst travelling along this rocky road! Thanks
There is a group here that you may like to join. It is for women with gynaecological cancers.
The group has a online chat session each month where we discuss treatment, coping mechanisms and general information on our experiences. You may find this helpful.
The group ranges in ages and stages of treatment, and I'm sure one or more of our ladies may be able to offer you some insight. I myself had uterine cancer, and was treated successfully a little over two years ago, but some of our members are receiving chemo or waiting for treatment plans.
I wish you all the best for your diagnosis. Maybe I will see you in the group chat later this month.
Thank you for your reply, yes I would like to join the chat forum. When does it take place?Although I have such good family and friends support it would be so helpful to chat to others in a similar position. Its great news that you have been successfully treated and certainly helps to keep my mind positive. Look forward to hearing from you.
The online chats are held on a Monday evening at 7pm and usually take place on the 3rd Monday of the month (we usually get a reminder though). The link to the chatroom is posted in the Group area, but you need to be a member of the Group to access it.
To join the Group, just click on the Group link at the top right hand side of the banner any apply.
What is your general location? (Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide)I can give you the name of a great Gyn Onc in Melbourne, but that won't help if you live in another state.
I am in nsw central coast.
Can anyone tell me if the cervical cancer has spread to the lymph nodes in the chest but no other organs is there still hope. Also has anyone been given chemo in their 80's as my mums so called gyno is telling her not to do it cause she couldn't handle it but my mum is fit and has no other medical problems.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.