• 33 weeks pregnant dignosed with Cervical cancer

    Asked by Preggo on Sunday, February 24, 2013

    33 weeks pregnant dignosed with Cervical cancer

    I've just been diagnosed with stage 1B cervical cancer. I am now 33 weeks pregnant and devastated. Ive chose to go with " radical hysterectomy " at time of c section. Anyone else go through this at time of their baby's delivery ?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      My mother did many years ago when my little brother was born.

      over 7 years ago
    • derbygirl's Avatar

      I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I hope you talked about all your options with your doctor and have made an informed decision. Try not to concentrate on anything else except having a healthy baby because stress isn't good for either one of you. Take care and I send you and your baby all my thoughts and prayers.

      over 7 years ago
    • sgmom's Avatar

      My radical hyst happened 6-months post-partum, but I'm sure I had CC during my pregnancy as I was supposed to have a 6-mo follow up the month that I found out I was pregnant. Try to concentrate on your loving baby onhis/her way to greet you. Is your obgyn an oncologist?

      over 7 years ago
    • Preggo's Avatar

      Thank you Derbygirl x
      SGMom - My OB actually referred me to a oncologist. So now they are working together to treat me and the baby . It's very scary and time is ticking . I only have about 4 weeks till they do the c section and radical hyst. How was your recovery ?

      over 7 years ago
    • sgmom's Avatar

      I'm 12-days post-hyst and recovering nicely; the whole process isn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I've found the hystersisters.com website very helpful with all hysterectomy questions. Feel free to contact me if you want to email off-line.

      over 7 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      I'm so glad you're getting to have a child. Best wishes for you and your baby.

      over 7 years ago
    • Queen_Tatiana's Avatar

      I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. I have had a complete hysterectomy. The surgery went well and I have two 1" scars from it. Recovery was a little more than I originally thought, as I thought I would be up and about in no time. Wrong. I took six weeks off from work and I am so glad I did as I needed that long to get back into the swing of things and be able to work full-time.

      Keeping you and baby in my prayer book.

      over 7 years ago
    • AlizaMLS's Avatar

      Dear Preggo,

      I'm sorry to hear of your circumstances but glad that you found this forum to reach out to-some of the folks on the forum (nearly all of us have cancer) are even medical professionals. As for me, I'm a trained Medical Librarian.

      Re your specific question, the only thing I can pull from memory is that one of my former supervisors had to go through an unexpected hysterectomy at the time of her son's birth (the baby was born with a congenital heart defect) because she'd hemorrhaged very badly, but not because of cancer, so it's not exactly the same thing.

      I hope you have an OB you really like and trust as well as the same in an Oncologist. If not, now is the time to get both. It's useless to tell you not to worry but try to distract yourself as much as possible by reading, having family and friends visit, and if you belong to a religious community, it's a good time to be in touch with your clergyperson to advise her/him of what's up.

      Wishing you a safe delivery and healthy baby!! And an easy recovery from all the rest. Feel free to message me with any questions you have.

      Warmest wishes,

      over 7 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      First I am sending you many virtual hugs. What a bittersweet time this has become. Have you considered getting a 2nd opinion? They may come up with some other options, or agree with the course of treatment suggested. My 2nd opinions agreed with my original plans, but it made me feel better get the heads up.

      over 7 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      What an awful decision you have to face. Asking heaven's blessings on you and your family. May you find peace in whatever you decide.

      over 7 years ago
    • bbay65's Avatar

      Everyone has given such good advice, this site is great. You seem to be doing the right thing. I'm sure things are going to work out and you will be blessed with your baby and the health to enjoy him/her.

      over 7 years ago
    • shirley4270's Avatar

      May I ask what type of cervical cancer? My daughter was told she has adenocarcinoma cervical cancer 1B grade 2 and 2 cm tumor and she is 17 weeks pregnant and is being adviced to have radical hysterectomy now on thursday and we are devistaded:( Planned pregnancy and so happy to have her first baby. I glad for you to be able to have yours:) I wish you and your baby the best!!!!

      over 7 years ago

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