Hi I'm Paula aged 30 one dog but no children. I must say this website has been a fountain of knowledge and support over the past 3 and half weeks from when I was first diagnosed with Cervical Cancer from an abnormal smear. This was not from the test results I was referred to the hospital under an emergency appointment whilst in the doctors surgery and a few days later I underwent a colposcopy and biopsy. I was unofficially diagnosed with Cervical Cancer that day and then had this confirmed the following week. For anyone having this done or recently undergone a biopsy during a colposcopy I had a small amount of bleeding afterwards and discomfort for around 3 days similar to strong period pains and bloating.
Last Friday I underwent a Cystoscopy (examination of the bladder) under general anaesthetic followed up by an MRI scan the same day.
Today I was diagnosed with Stage 1b2 Cervical Cancer with an inflamed lymph node. They have informed me that Chemoradiation will be the best course of treatment for me. I have a further appointment this week at the [name of hospital] which specialises in all Cancer Treatment.
I just thought I would share my story as I know somebody looking through the forum will be in the excact same situation or recently gone through a similar experience. If you have please could tell me how the Chemoradiation went, what the side affects are like and how have you coped with early menopause?
I am still digesting all the information.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Officially diagnosed Cervical Cancer 09.10.2014
Cystocospy and MRI 24.10.2014
Diagnosed Stage 1b2 28.10.2014
Chemoradiation pre-assessment appt 30.10.2014