Scared of spread

Hi, I’m new here and this is my first post. I am 6 weeks post chemoradiation for Stage 3C1 cervical cancer.

I’m awaiting my pelvic mri in March and then a PET scan in June. I’m trying to keep really positive but struggling tonight.
I’ve got a pain and a lump in my nose which isn’t going away and I’m just so frightened it’s spread there. My eye has also been twitching on the same side for about 5 weeks now and driving me mad. Am I worrying unnecessarily?

It’s so difficult not to worry. Especially when I’m on my own with an almost 9 year old little girl who is the most precious thing in the world to me :sweat:

Guess I’m having another wobble. Xx

First of all, sorry to hear that you’ve been in the CC club. I was stage 3C2 and I know what the treatment is like. If you are only 6 weeks post treatment you’re unlikely to be feeling your best and your immune system will be very low. I suspect that as a single mum with a 9 year old you’re likely to be very tired as well. I think CC spreading to your nose and eye whilst you’re having treatment is practically impossible, so put that one out of your mind. It sounds to me like you may have a boil in your nose, or even a cold sore flare up (my son can get them in his nose). Please make an appointment to see a GP over the lump in the nose, which is likely to be causing the twitching eye as well, and be gentle with yourself. You’ve got through the treatment and all fingers crossed you get the all clear. Xx


Thank you Jacks…I’m also sorry for your experience too.
I sent you a private message over last night when I was navigating the forum, as I’d seen you’d replied to so many posts and offered support and I just sent a hello and thank you for supporting us all message! Hope you don’t mind.

I do so well and remain really positive, then I get these silly thoughts from nowhere which really knock me.

I think you’re right re’ being tired out. I am walking 30mins a day for the whole of feb in aid of the Christie’s whose care I’m under and I’ve perhaps bitten off a little more than I can chew. My brain races ahead of my body though and thinks these things are doable, unfortunately!

Reading my book helps me keep distracted so that’s just what I’m going to do now and rest my mind. Thank you for taking the time to reply to me and I hope you’re keeping well. Xx

Hi Sophieb959,

Well done for getting through treatment, and it’s brilliant that you’re doing that for The Christie. You’re doing amazingly well to walk 30 minutes a day!

I’m about 10 weeks post chemoradiation and have my first scan at the end of March (not sure why it’s later than yours, but I guess they do things differently depending on the hospital!) I’ve been getting UTIs and lots of aches and pains. Sometimes I can accept them as typical side effects of the treatment, but sometimes my mind goes to the worst place. I think that’s pretty normal considering everything we’ve been through, so please be kind to yourself.

Oddly, I had a very similar painful lump inside my nose during treatment (must be a Sophie thing :smile:) and I also thought it was something ominous. It turns out it was just as Jacks said – a boil because my immune system was low!