Mar 24, 2010 - 8:42 pm
My daughter was diagnosed with cervical cancer and had a radical hysterectomy one week ago today. The did not remove her ovaries nor did they move them out of the way in case she would have needed radiation. The DR. called her today to tell her that now since he received the pathology report he feels to be on the safe side that she should have radiation. It is not in her lymp nodes but the tumor was 4mm and that NOW has him worried. I have been reading the effects of radiation and am scared to death for her. She is only 34 and SCARED out of her MIND. My brother-in-law just passed one month ago from stage 4 lung cancer and I saw what radiation did to him! Please,does anyone have any insights with this. She is seeing a Dr. Dunton in Lackenau Hospital in Phila. Do u receive the same treatment from DR. To Dr. Is the protocol the same for administrating radiation for cervical cancer? Would chemo be a better way to go? If that is even an option.