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    LaurieCP wrote on fboatright's wall

    Hi fboatright! I'm Laurie. I was diagnosed with Stage IIIb Cervical Cancer 12/2012 and completed treatment 8/2013. I'm here to support you.

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    LaurieCP wrote on itsme's wall

    Hi itme! I'm Laurie. I was diagnosed with Stage III Cervical Cancer 12/2012. I complete treatment mid 2013. I'm here if you have any questions or need support! :) (((HUGS)))

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    LaurieCP wrote on laredosam1's wall

    Hi laredosmam1, I'm Laurie and I completed chemo//radiation/brachy for Stage IIIB Cervical Cancer August of 2013. I'm 44. I'm here if you need to talk or if you have any questions.

    Love and Light,
    Laurie

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      LaurieCP

      I'm so sorry you're going through all this. From what I learned, most cervical cancers are slow growing. But there is an aggressive one, that's what I had, too. Like you, my oncologists didn't recommend surgery either. This is how they explained it to me, maybe it will help your kids understand:

      Certain cervical cancers and stages require different types of treatment. Surgery is indicated in lesser stages and if the cancer is slow growing. The reason they don't recommend surgery first for aggressive strains is that the patient needs to recover from surgery before getting started on chemo/radiation. They say it's better to get started with chemo/radiation to attack the cancer in a general way, rather than specifically trying to cut it out, missing some of the tumor, then waiting for the body to heal before starting chemo/rad. When the cancer is aggressive you just don't have the time to wait for recovery because those cells can spread a lot while you're waiting.

      I hope that makes sense and helps your kids get a better understanding as to why your doctors are recommending what they are.

      Love & Light,
      Laurie

      over 5 years ago
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      laredosam1

      thank you lauriecp that should help my children understand, why they did not do surgery.

      over 5 years ago
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      LaurieCP

      Good. I sure hope so!! You've got so much to deal with right now, you really need your family behind you and shouldn't feel like you have to defend your treatment plan. I know people just mean well, but sometimes their thoughtfulness isn't helpful to you. If they or you want to talk by phone let me know and I'll give you my number. I'm out in California, USA. You're going to get through this. You ARE!!

      over 5 years ago
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    LaurieCP wrote on LoriAC's wall

    Hi Lori! I just want you to know I'm here for you if you need a hug or anything at all. I battled Stage III Cervical Cancer in 2013, and we're about the same age.

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