Hi everyone and thanks so much for sharing your stories,
I don’t really know where I stand as far as staging my cancer. After abnormal pap in early July 2016,
I was sent to a specialist who said he saw possible cancer cells and sent me to a oncologist on July 28,2016 who performed a biopsy that came back as cervical cancer that she said was stage 2.
I then was sent for a cone biopsy which didn’t get done because it was more advanced than originally thought. I was told I have invasive squamous cell carcinoma , I have a tumor 1.7cm x 0.9cm x 0.5 cm on my cervix and it had jump to a small area on my vaginal wall, however, it was very curable.
I had a PetSCAN done yesterday for treatment strategy and feel as though I have received my death sentence.
My Pet reads Invasive squamous cell carcinoma, 8 cm endophytic primary, less parametrial involvement within 1 cm of the pelvic sidewall, now vaginal, bladder, rectal involvement, final stage IIB
I have no idea what a lot of the above means other than its not a good outcome once cancer has entered your rectum and bladder.
I was left with this information until I have a conference Monday 22, 2016 to discuss my PetScan and the course of treatment.
I don’t have a large support system but am thankful for what I do have. I pray whatever the outcome that I am left humble and to be thankful for what I do have.
Thanks for taking the time to hear my story!