Aug 17, 2014 - 12:18 am
Looking to hear from those with cervical adenocarcinoma or any cervical cancers and what stage, grade and treatments you have had or having, also what symptoms you had. All I know (while I wait for my hysterectomy) is I have adenocarcinoma in cervix and uterine but I have no idea what grade yet and certainly won't know what stage until after surgery. I'm not sure they really know if it started in the uterus and invaded the cervix or vice-versa, so I'm anxious to find out. I do know for a fact I have CIN III (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3) which is the same as carcinoma in situ which my path report said I have adenocarcinoma arising from CIN III along with squamous intraepithelial neoplasia cells as well. I did have bleeding after I had intercourse about two years ago and intercourse was painful but I didn't think to tell the DR that back then. I also had some clear discharge off and on which I never thought anything about. I also had endometrial ablation (Novasure) back in 2009 with no periods since then except for bleeding after intercourse. My Gyn/onc said he doesn't want to have to take more out of me then necessary and thinks since this is slow growing cancer that I can keep my ovaries in if I want to and if I want them out then he said he would give me estrogen for menopause symptoms which really confused me....I'm already having hot flashes. He did reiterate that he will know more after surgery and that he plans to test lymph nodes. My CT of pelvis, and AND chest showed all negative except for right lower abd mass which PET SCAN after was negative. So DR figured it was just fibroids. Does anyone have any bladder issues? I constantly have to go and feel like I never really fully empty bladder.
I would love to hear from other cervical cancer survivors if you don't mind. What have you experienced and learned through your personal experience. Thank you!