I'm really hoping someone out there can help me with a treatment related question...
I was diagnosed a few weeks ago and after all the tests and scans it turns out that while I'm a 1b and could have the fertility saving tracelectomy, my cancer isnt playing fair and cause of "high risk factors" is very likely to come back. I had been praying that we had caught it early enough for the tracelectomy to be available for treatment but I guess it just wasnt meant to be. i'm now due to start chemo/radio treatment in a few weeks with a couple of brachytherapy sessions afterwards. Dr's seem confident we can beat this so I guess Im comfortable with this plan if it means saving my life but still devastated that I won't be able to ever be pregnant and give birth to my own baby.
anyway, I've been reading up on the treatment I'm going to have and the short and long term side affects ( mainly what is on here and the macmillian site) - i know it's the best treatment for my type of cancer but it's so scary as there are so many things they need to tell you about what you could experience as side effects. I'm just wondering what other woman have actually experienced with these treatments and if you have any advice or tips to make the whole thing that little bit more manageable?? Or if there is anything I should be doing (or not doing) before I start treatment? I'm just so worried about what life is going to be like once treatment is finished and whether there is anything I can do to try and minimise any negative side effects. (The chemo drug is something called Cisplatin). Seems silly in the grand scheme of things but I've found I've been worrying about the strangest things during this whole experience.
Thanks for listening and for your help.