I was overwhelmed when I read your comment as it is very nice to hear from someone who is in the same boat, who understands what i'm going through.
I had another visit to my Radiation Therapist today as I am not decided yet of what I am going to do. When I was diagnosed with cervical adenocarcinoma stage 1b, the cone biopsy's result was good, it was confined in the cervix.Then I had a radical hysterectomy which they removed everything. My gynecology oncologist said, they removed the cancer and all my 28 pelvic lymph nodes were all clear of cancer and there is no sign of spread, except there was a small amount of cancer cells in the blood vessel and that's why they recommend a 6 week low-dose radiotherapthy.
It is very difficult to get into something when I haven't have much time and enough information of the long term side effects.I supposed I would like to hear it first hand from someone like you.
I would like to ask you if yours is adenocarcinoma too or a squamouscarcinoma? and is your radiation both internal and external? Please let me know.. thank you for the information you provided to me.Francesca :)
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Hi, I'm a 50 yr old mother of three young kids, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer stage 1 which I had a radical hysterectomy. The pathology came back good as the cancer was confined just in the cervix. The gynecology oncologist suggests that I should undergo a 6 weeks Radiotheraphy as well. I am so confused now because they were talking no Radiotheraphy needed before my surgery if it's confined in the cervix which it was.
Has anybody who is/was in similar situation? What would be the long term side effects on someone who had Radiotheraphy? Please anybody out there who can help me with any information would be greatly appreciated.
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