lroz57's Journey with Cervical Cancer

Survivor: Cervical Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 13 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage IIIB

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    • lroz57
    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Abnormal Pap Smear May 2003

    Oh No

    Doctors decided to have me come back every 6 weeks for another pap.

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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    biopsies

    Procedure or Surgery

    Went to ER on Dec. 8, 2003 due to vaginal bleeding. Went to GYN & had biopsies. Found out had cancer on Dec. 18, 2003.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Radiologist decided radiation/chemo was best option for treatment.

    Decision Point

    I had no ins.; so I didn't go for 2nd opinion.

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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Had severe burning when urinating.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. 5
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    about 4 years ago
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    Nausea medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had 4 low doses of Cisplatin.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    about 4 years ago
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    Bone fracture or break

    Side Effects

    Had fracture that sits on my sciatic nerve.

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    about 4 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    Chronic diarrhea/gas

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  10. 10
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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • lroz57
    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    have moderate nerve damage in both legs

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  12. 12
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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Had 28 ext/2 internal radiation treatments.

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  13. 13
    • lroz57
    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    almost 3 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    I am now TEN YEARS CANCER-FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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