I was diagnosed with cervical cancer June 09. My husband was deployed to Afghanistan at the time and I was home with my then 8 year old son and 6 month old daughter. I am 27 years old.
Fast Forward to today...I have had surgery. I was to have a radical hysterectomy but once inside there was a mass of cancerous lymphnodes, 15 were removed and I didn't have the hysterectomy. Recently I had another PET and it showed that it is still in my right pelvic lymphnodes and has spread to the left side as well. I am in the middle of treatment as of now. Tomorrow I will have my 4th of 6 low dose chemo treatments. (cisplatin) and my 15th external radiation treatment. Last Friday I set up to begin internal radiation the beginning of December. 1x week for 5 weeks. While continuiing my external radiation...which I believe I will still not be finished until January. I asked last week how long my treatment will last and was told 10 weeks.
Anyhow I am curious about the internal radiation, it was explained pretty thoroughly but I'd like to hear some of ya'lls experiences.
I did have an exam last week and my dr said that the tumor on my cervix has shrunk and isn't bleeding anymore. I cried I was so happy. This has been so overwhelming.