Apr 27, 2003 - 1:47 am
I am an almost-10-year survivor of invasive cervical cancer and I just want to stress that I would not be here today, nor would I have my son if I had not been to a specialist. Please, if you haven't, find a gynecologic oncologist. I talk to so many women who are being treated by their OB/GYN or their family doctor...wonderful physicians, I am sure - but their days are not filled with case after case of female cancer. My OB/GYN and family physician both said "radical hysterectomy". I chose to see a specialist (as I had not yet had a child) and my son was the subsequent gift as a result of my persistence. Never be afraid to get a 2nd or even 3rd opinion. It is YOUR life and your body. Ask questions and do research. I didn't have access to a computer when I had my surgeries. This site would have been such a blessing at that time, but glad to have it now!