I rushed to the emergency room for bleeding and abdominal pain. The doctor did a pelvic and said: "You have polyps" then after a short pause he followed with: "Or worse". Then removed the speculum and left the room. A short while later the nurse returned with a shot of demorol(?) and a pamphlet of local OB/GYN's. When I started to sign the release paper acoss the bottom in large letters it read: "CERVICAL CANCER". The nurse gave me a shot and left the room. I was released to drive myself home. After a few days of deciding what would happen to my children, I got in to see my doctor.
She was wonderful at putting my fears to rest. She performed a hystorectomy and when my results came back she told me it was in fact cancer and sent me to a specialist because of the type of cancer it is. I saw a wonderful team of 3 doctors. After 6 weeks of radiation, 6 weeks of chemo and several internal radiations, I was released and attempted to return to a normal life.
That was '07. Three months ago, I started coughing. My family doctor did a chest x-ray and found abnormalities. He sent my back to the same doctors who had treated me before. I've been told very little other than my treatment plans. I am unable to join the clinical trials so I have chemo 3 days straight every 3 weeks. I had a ct and mri last week and the cancer is bigger.
I've read everything I can about this but without the information from my doctors I dont know what to look for. Can someone tell me what I should ask. Am I treatable, am I going to die?
I know so many have it worse than I but I'm having suicidal thoughts and dont know where to turn.