I’m just turned 37year of age and Mum to two little boys, 1 & 3 years. Its been really great to find jo’s trust and reading all your posts, then have given me lost of hope. Last Thursday I received a diagnosis of Cervical Cancer, its Adenoid Carcinoma. I have always had normal smears and had a smear in early December, the results came back on Christmas eve CN1 and i was referred in to the hospital coloscopy clinic.
The consultant reassured me that all was well it was nothing to be worried about as I was only CN1 and he felt this change was due to me breastfeeding. He did not perform a Letz on that day as I have an Incompetence Cervix, I have lost a baby and had a cervical stitch to carry my two boys. He told me after a Letz the probability of a stitch holding after a Lezt was very low. He asked me to think about this and they took a biopsy. I then received a call a few days later to go back into clinic to meet consultant for my results. The consultant just kept apologising for reassuring me that all was well. He said I have a rare form of Adenoid Carcinoma and the tumor is higher up in my cervical canal. I met my oncology Nurse at the appointment and she had already scheduled my appointment with a Consultant for next Thursday. I am having an MRI & bloods on Wednesday and a PET scan on Friday and she is currently trying to schedule time in theatre for an EUA. She thinks all should be completed in two weeks and a treatment plan in place then. The consultant is [Name of Dr removed] in the [Name of hospital removed] and he has good results. He only uses one treatment type per case, depending on the results of the staging.
I really feel in limbo land right now and I’m trying to stay in one moment at a time for my little people. I have a few questions if you could help answer please.
How can my smear results show CN1 and the biopsy shows a Tumor?
Can anyone tell me about adenoid carcinoma?
Does anyone have any advise about gently weaning from breastfeeding and when to start this?
What can i expect going forward over the next few weeks?
What about one method of treatment either surgery or radiotherapy?
Thanks so much for reading my rambling’s, I’m not really too sure what to think or feel. I’m just numb one moment and a crying mess the next.