I was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma in situ in Japan a few months ago. I was finally able to get a treatment date, 9/21, and the doctor gave me the option of something called photodynamic therapy. Rather than doing a conization, he said that this new therapy helps to conserve fertility for those who are young and want kids in the future (I'm 24 and definitely hope to have kids one day). I'm nervous because this is still a fairly new treatment, and I am in a foreign country as well. I was wondering if any of you have been treated with photodynamic therapy or even heard about it? I am interested to know about other's experiences with this procedure since I cannot find much information about it, and my communication with the doctor is a bit limited due to the language barrier.
Also, my doctor said that my cell type is a bit more rare (adenocarcinoma vs squamous). Does that make it more difficult to treat? Also, is the recurrence rate high for cervical cancer? My doctor did not seem to be very concerned about lymph node involvment. I showed him a CT scan i took a couple of months prior to getting diagnosed, but he said with early stages of cervical cancer, it is highly unlikly it has reached the lymph. Is that what everyone else has experienced? I can't help but feel nervous and google everything and anytime i feel any ache or pain, I get scared that its because of the cancer. I know that it most likely isn't true, but I can't help my brain from wandering! I've also been losing weight, but maybe that is due to the stress and fear of getting this diagnosis.
I hope everyone else is doing well with their treatment. I support all of you from Japan! Lets beat this !
I apologize for all of the questions and thank you for your time and help!!