Oct 15, 2013 - 9:25 pm
Hello All.... I am new here and hoping to find others who may have been through a situation similar to mine. I am a little confused and pretty worried at this point.
I am currently 34 years old. Mother of 4. I was diagnosed with 2b cervixal - adenocarcinoma in 2008. I then went on to have chemo once a week for 6 weeks and external radiation 5 days a week for 6 or so weeks. In addition I also had several internal radiation treatments. The treatments seemed to work and I showed no signs of any cancer on CT or PET scans for 4 years.
Then, last year the cancer came back in my uterus at which point surgery was my only option, radical hysterectomy.
Now, 18 months after surgery, we have discovered numerous nodules on my lungs and a lymph node on my spine light up on a PET scan. This is alarming especially because I have scans every 6 month which means all of this has formed in the last 6 months or less. I am having surgery Monday to have the lymph node on my spine removed for biopsy to confirm it's the same cervical cancer I started with. My doctor says he suspects thats exactly what it is and that chemo will be my only option. I always swore I would never do chemo again because it made me so miserable for so long.
I am not finding much information on metastatic cervical cancer, and what I have read has been terrifying to say the least. Has anyone had a similar experience? If so, where are you with treatment and what kind of progress have you made?