Mar 22, 2011 - 3:23 pm
My sister was recently diagnosed w/ Stage 3 (bordering on stage 4) cervical cancer. The cancer has already spread to the lymph nodes and they found a spot on her lungs on the PET scan. She's only 42 years old and has a husband and two little boys at home. She's undergoing chemo and radiation at the same time...radiation Mon - Fri and one day of chemo every week for 6 weeks. I try to be optimistic, but the aggressive nature of the cancer really scares me.
To make matters even more complicated, I'm 4 months pregnant with my first child. Its such a confusing time for me - excited about the new baby but constantly worried about my sister.
I know she has the best doctors treating her, but I'm so scared that the treatments won't work. Has anyone else gone through something like this? How did you handle it?