I first found out I had stage 3 cervical cancer just over 3 years ago. It was scary and felt very unfair. Everyone needs to be educated about HPV. Especially the men.. ( they have no idea, or I think they'd happily wrap it more often) I went through hell but had the support of my beautiful bf and family. I came out knowing I'd be ok but chose to have surgery for removal of cervix and lymph nodes. I didn't want treatment as it kills your eggs and I wanted to have another baby with my partner. I had my first montly pap and all clear. Time flew by and it's now been 3 yrs and we finally have our little miracle baby even though I have no cervix and just stenosis below my uterus... what a blessing in it's own. I have just been diagnosed again, not sure what stage as of yet. But I am petrified. Anyone else had a reoccurance after the procedure?? I'm so frightened I may not be so lucky this time round. I have many symptoms... back aches near my kidneys, leg pain, abdo cramping pelvic discomfort and unusual periods/discharge ( not that I really get them anymore due to stenosis ) Anyone else have a similar story ? I am feeling very lost and don't want to scare my family again. Thanks in advance
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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.