So I have been diagnosed with cervical cancer I think stage 2b, my oncologist only told me stage 2 but I believe there is some spread to my tissue. I have had symptoms for over a year but really struggled to get anyone to listen I even had my smear in sept say I had HPV but no abnormal cells, plus a two week hospital admission this year with pelvic issues, two ct scans and internal and external which didn’t pick up the cancer.
Anyway my consultant originally thought it was early stages treatable with a hysterectomy however it isn’t so I was referred for chemo and radiotherapy however when I met the oncologist she was very grave stating she was highly concerned as I have Crohn’s disease and she hasn’t ever treated anyone with such. She is saying it is far too risky for me to have radiotherapy. She has sought a second opinion from another consultant at another hospital.
I have had a call today to come in on Monday for an app with her. I have spoken with my nurse who says she thinks but can’t be certain they are wanting to do chemo initially to see if it shrinks and then consider further treatment. I am complelty beside myself for my ‘google’ searches Chemo alone is more for palliative care … surely there more be others like with me with auto immune system diseases and cancer ?
I am so sorry worried that without radiotherapy they won’t be able to treat me