Got a smear test done in April after operation to remove VAIN- which in fact turned out to be vaginal cancer (early). Doc said everything looked great and was confident smear would be clear...
turns out the smear showed invasive disease, so am booked in for a procedure and MRI to stage it. I'm utterly devastated and cannot believe it! How can the colposcopy look so well with no abnormalities and then cancer shows up on the smear?
Theyre hoping it can be treated with a hysterectomy, which I'm absolutely dreading. Isn't it a huge recovery time with awful side effects?
how soon after surgery can you get up and have a shower?!
Also ive seen a lot of ladies mention CT and PET scans? Should I be getting either of these or just an MRI?