GAMMNG6's Journey with Cervical Cancer

Survivor: Cervical Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 34

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    • GAMMNG6
    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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

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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Radical hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I went into the operation not knowing if it was going to be a same day surgery where they checked my lymph nodes and decided to leave everything and send me for chemo and radiation therapies or if they were just going to take it all. As I was coming out of anesthesia I heard the nurse say that they were waiting on my room upstairs to be ready... That's how I knew they went ahead with the radical hysterectomy.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Bladder problems

    Side Effects

    After surgery I had to use a catheter to void my bladder for almost a month.

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Met with specialist

    Oh No

    At my 6 week surgery check up I got to meet with the specialist that did my surgery and I knew that something wasn't as it seemed. After a lengthy explanation I was told that I had to have more treatment.

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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had 35 sessions of radiation therapy. I was blessed with some super awesome techs.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Once a week while I was having radiation therapy I would also have chemo therapy. I had the drug Cisplatin. While the nausea was not fun I would have to say the part I least liked with sitting there for the 6 hour long treatment.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I finished treatments in November of 2008. I had my last radiation treatment while my daughter was in the hospital for a nasty stomach flu.

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