Apr 01, 2012 - 5:13 am
This subject is a particular interest to me. I am utterly convinced that unrelated factors which happened to me triggered off my cancer.
1. A year before my diagnosis I suffered a breakdown. My mum died and a relationship I was having (he can only be described as the love of my life and my soul mate) ended quite abruptly. Thus the breakdown. The heartache I experienced was so intense I can not find any words that suitably can describe it. They talk about "heartbreak" I now know exactly what is meant by that because I used to get a physical pain inside of me as I was trying to get over the break up.
2. 2 months before my diagnosis I went into hospital for a gynae operation to repair a prolapse. When the surgeon came to see me after the operation she said "I gave your uterus a little tug to make sure it was secure and I didn't need to do a full hysterectomy" My uterus was secure and intact.
Now I am no oncologist, but if my immense grief and stress triggered off my cancer, then the "little tug" could quite easily have disturbed the cancer cells that were in my pelvic area and sent them off around the peritoneum. I am BRCA 2+ so I was pre-disposed toward this type of cancer. I just didn't stand a chance!
I would really be interested to hear from anyone else who thinks their cancer was triggered by something.