Had a meeting with a surgeon today to discuss my treatment plan.
He sat me down and asked me what did I know.
I told him that I have cancer, that before Xmas, I was told that the scans showed that it was on the surface of my cervix and there was very little cancerous activity and that it was best possible news in this scenario and that I was hoping that he was going to say my treatment was going to involve a Tracalectomy.
He told me that a hysterectomy had been planned but if I wanted a Tracalectomy he could do that. He then went on to discuss the risks of having a Tracalectomy and that my tumour measures at 21mm, more than the 20mm guide that is used for a Tracalectomy. This 21mm is in addition to the 20mm that was removed during the LLETZ procedure. Taking my tumour over twice the max. He also explained that they have no way of knowing how far the tumour goes back until they operate. Which came as a shock as I had been told that that was what the results from the MRI and PET scan would do. (Also had a CT scan)
Right now I’m confused, I feel like I have been given contradicting information and that I’m being told that my only real choice is a hysterectomy or hell, if I choose hell then he would be happy to set me up for that “makes no difference” to him as it’s the same procedure just different amount take out of me.
I don’t really know what response I’m after, just something would be a comfort. Thank you xx