I have recently been diagnosed with stage IB1 adenocarcinoma cervical cancer after a second cone biopsy, MRI and CT
I was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma insitu and treated with a cone biopsy back in 2010. Its scary that it has come back, and at this stage and yet I was having annual smears done to watch for this.
My oncologist has recommended a radical hysterectomy, including ovaries and lymph nodes.
I have noticed that some ladies with similar diagnosis have gone on to chemo and Rad treatment, so Im a little confused as to why I have been told I need to have the hysterectomy?
Im very worried about having the lymph nodes taken out and taking on risk of Lymphodema, has any one experienced this & Does anyone know what hte risk percentage is?
Obvoiusly also worried about sudden menopause. - Im 41, and luckily had my 2 children, but worried about mental state and how much it will change me.. let alone the 1/3 of my vagina taken :(
Does anyone know if this treatment a bit harsh for my staging?
Thank you for any advice. Im so glad to have found this website, and know Im not the only one dealing with this thing.
Im from NSW, Newcastle - Australia