I was just diagnosed with cervical cancer, and I have an appointment on Monday for further testing to determine the stage of cancer. My doctor believes the cells are still localized in the cervix (stage 0), but I am experiencing back pain and it is radiating down my leg. I have had this back pain on and off for years due to sciatica and a herniated disc, but I haven't been experiencing this pain that often lately. After I was given my diagnosis yesterday, the pain came back. I recently had an ultra sound and CT scans for what was thought to be appendicitis, and nothing was found at that time. Is it possible this pain is due to stress? I searched online and it says that sciatica is a common pain of advanced cervical cancer so I cannot help but be concerned. Does anyone have any experience with this?
Thank you everyone. Wishing everyone luck!