kerz2013's Journey with Cervical Cancer

Patient: Cervical Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 48, Stage IB

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    • kerz2013
    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    experienced painful "cramping" for almost a year. no periods due to having an endometrial ablation in 2006.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    removed cervix, uterus, part of vagina, some lymph nodes....but left the ovaries. have "lazy bladder" as a complication from surgery.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    6 weeks of cisplatin (once a week)

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation and chemotherapy together

    Radiation

    5 weeks of external radiation (daily). 3 internal radiation(brachytherapy).

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • kerz2013
    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    nausea, a little bit of weight loss , fatigue, very emotional!!!!

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    • kerz2013
    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    As of this week, all my treatments are finished! Now on to feeling better!!!!!

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