Nov 14, 2013 - 11:41 pm
I have reached my 5 year cancer-free mark. Yay! But I'm wondering about the long term effects of the treatment. I had a total hysterectomy/oophrectomy, 6 treatments of Taxol/Carboplatin, then 25 external radiation treatments, with 5 treatments of Cisplatin, then 3 intermal radiation. I was 42.
I'm trying to find out what long term side effects I might have because of the treatment. I've had several tendon issues, bicep tendon had to be reattached during my rotator cuff surgery, and later an Achilles tendon repair. The fatigue hasn't gone away, and my kidneys are not at 100%. Now I have arthritis in my lower back (never had back problems before) and necrosis in my repaired shoulder.
I am happy about reaching the 5 year milestone, but my quality of life isn't that great. I would like to find some answers but the doctors really don't know. Any help would be appreciated.