Hello ladies, I'm Louise. I was diagnosed a month ago with stage 1b2 cc, adenosquamous with slight lymph node involvement. Treatment starting on 7th Sept, 5weeks of chemoradiation which is to be followed by 3 brachytherapy sessions. The doctor said that having the internal radiation would take the success rate from 70% to 78%, that it was a "no-brainer". After some thinking time, I'm not so sure.
I have read about the side effects of brachytherapy and it sounds debilitating in all honesty. I don't know if that 8% is worth the indefinite daily dilation that will be needed just to stop my vagina from closing up. Maybe if it was another 20-30%, but is it worth 8?
I hope I don't come across as ungrateful. I would love to hear honest opinions please. I'm 36 and sex is important to me as is being able to have regular smear tests.