I am a cervical cancer survivor (26 months post treatment for IVA) and am wondering...is it time for a 2nd opinion? I recently had a pelvic MRI due to new abd. developments, which I had to request a transcript as my docs never contact me with results. The report reads..."there appears to be a fibroid in the posterior body of the uterus causing extrinsic compression of the endometrial cavity. This was previously noted and has not significantly changed." This has never been reported in any of my scans, new news to me. And I am six years postmenopausal on top of internal/external rads...fibroids are estrogen/progesterone related. A bit confused with this. Shouldn't any fibroids have shriveled up by now?
Then...There is "some suspectibility artifact from a tiny metallic foci which was present on 2/18/10." First time this has been in a report...I'm not liking these surprises.
It gets better yet..."There is a right ovarian cyst close to the pelvic sidewall measuring approx. 2 cm. This was present previously and has not changed." More 'new' great news.
I have copies of all the transcripts of all my scans since the beginning of this whole journey and not once has any of this been printed in the reports.
It's the same hospital and the same radiologists that are writing these reports and...one says I have a stump left from surgery. The next one reads I'm all intact. The next one reads cancer surgically removed. The next one reads everything is there...and so on.
The docs never call me with the reports and when I confront them they say everything is normal. None of this sounds 'normal' and I am angry and confused at this time.
Cervical dysplasia appeared again in March and the gyn says, "We'll wait and watch...f/u every six months as scheduled."
Do I have the right to feel angry? Doesn't it sound like it's time for a second opinion?
Thanks for listening...I needed to vent.