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    Cervical cancer, how did you survive?

    Asked by WhatNextEmails on Monday, March 11, 2013

    Cervical cancer, how did you survive?

    We need your help. This month we are putting together a collection of articles for those newly diagnosed on what actions survivors took to beat their specific type of cancer. Please take a few minutes to share your experiences and advice for those newly diagnosed, and your posts might just get included in our articles. Feel free to share whatever comes to mind. Here are some more specific questions to help get the juices going: What kind of support did you have? Were there things you did that really made a difference? How do you go about finding your medical care team? Who made up your team? What resources did you find that were most helpful to you?

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      lisaw

      My story and other survivors stories about cervical cancer can be read at www.aboutcervicalcancer.com

      about 4 years ago
    • jms462001's Avatar
      jms462001

      I was diagnosed with endocervical adenocarcinoma in 2009 early stage. I had a semi-radical robotic hysterectomy and went on with life and survival with the knowledge chances of return were only 1-3%. I kept my ovaries and they were tacked up. 3 years later I developed a cyst where the ovary had been. It refused to resolve and it had to be surgically removed. Cancer had returned in the ovaries, tubes, and the cyst and had not been apparent on the CT. After a huge surgery I had triple chemo and then a cancer free CT. When pathology was done for that cancer, follicular lymphoma was found. I was on watch and wait until sept this year when it became widespread. I had treatment in September with Rituxin and it improved considerably. I now have treatments every 2 months. I continue with my life, run my business part-time, visit out of state with grandkids often and do the best I can to enjoy life and living without too much worry about the cancer. The secret is to always have something to look forward to. I also have 3 little Miki dogs that make it necessary for me to keep moving, I also have spinal disease, severe arthritis and would stay in bed if it was an option. The dogs keep me moving. I am thankful to still be here carrying on with my life.

      5 months ago

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