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imjustme
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hi,
just found out 5 days ago i have stage 2 invasive cervical cancer.

emotions are all over the place!

hope you guys can help!

xtinaw
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Joined: Jan 2006

Hello! I'm sorry you're going through such a tough time right now. I am a 4 year cervical cancer survivor - diagnosed at age 36 with Stage 1B2. Although, I think they found it was worse when they did surgery. The cancer had spread to the lymph system. I had a radical hysterectomy, chemo and radiation. Now, at age 40, so far so good. No reoccurance (yet). Please let me know if I can answer any questions for you. It would have helped me a lot if I had someone to let me know what I was in for (from a patient's point of view). My email is rwilson002@comcast.net
Christina

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imjustme
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thanks christina

lisa2006
Posts: 4
Joined: Mar 2007

how r u now?
things will get better!
been threw it! write me if you have questions!

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kd2toyou
Posts: 11
Joined: Jun 2006

Hi,
in 2004 I had a radical Hysterectomy, with Radiation exterior and internal.
Now in July 2006 I have to get a Radical Vaginectomy, because a Pap Test showed Cancer Cells. Has anyone information of what I have to expect?

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imjustme
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didn't know you still needed pap tests after a hysterectomy. What's a vaginectomy?

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kd2toyou
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I am glad I had a Pap smear after the Hysterectomy. Otherwise they would not have found the additional cancer.
Removal of the Vagina is the area in the lower section of the pelvic.

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imjustme
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so, I should still have regular paps after my surgery then?

brysdoodlebug
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Joined: Jul 2006

absolutely - you should still be getting pap smears - keep in mind though they will never really come back "normal" again- becausea of scar tissue, radation scar tissue etc.... but I now have had 2 come back with high grade cancer cells present and had to have laser surgery and now we are discussing a vaginectomy- still not quite sure how that works???? he said they could reconstruct a vagina???

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