Dec 28, 2009 - 12:04 am
Please help-I am not sure if I should consider my-self a cancer survivor.
In late April of last year I had my first abnormal pap. The doctor recomended a colposcopy that revealed precancerous cells. A crysurgery (freezing) of the cervix was done and I was to return in 6 months for a re-pap. I returned in November for my re-pap which again revealed abnormal cell changes. I got the call the day before Thanksgiving of this year that the biopsy had revealed cancer. I was referred on to Rochester-Mayo (one of the best hospitals in the world) and an MRI revealed a 2cm tumor on my cervix. With the recommendation from my Doctor and discussion with my family, we choose to do a trachelectomy (removal of the cervix only) and a lymphondectomy (removal of lymph nodes in the surrounding area). I Thank God everyday that the cancer was caught early and my lypmh nodes came back clean so I will not be needing chemo or radiation.