I am new to this forum but have been following since first diagnosed with cc 7th August 2014. I am older lady (aged 60 but look and act much younger!). I initially had abnormal smear following all normal smears previously. Had colposcopy followed by lletz cone biopsy. I was initially told Stage 0 following small biopsy but then 2a following cone biopsy and MRI. However, MDT revised to 1b1 and this was confirmed following an EUA. It was decided for me to have radical hysterectomy (and by the way this went really well - in hospital for four days and no real side effects - had catheter in situ, but really no problem (just burst once so was very embarrassing). Came home and had some constipation for a few days, but only minimal pain. I am off work but up and walking and doing everything as normal, except heavy lifting, hoovering etc.
Anyway, I digress. The biopsy taken following the surgery showed clear margins and lymph nodes clear so that was great. However, also showed four and half centimetre tumour, deep stomal invasion and lymphatic vascular disease and now confirmed as 2a2. Was told that radical hysterectomy should not have been done.
Doctors now wanting to give me chemoradiation, but say there could be awful side effects, even late effects. Have been given all booklets to read and have been researching data;statistics on internet like mad. Have to make this decision by end of next week - so many people have different opinions.
I must say that it really helps to be positive and only way to beat the little b.......!
Any thoughts gratefully received:)