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Gynecological Cancers (other than ovarian and uterine)
Archives for October 2010
Power Port problems
Hi, I'm popping in from the ovarian board, wondering if anyone can shed some light on the power port. I have had mine for 3 years and it has worked like a charm. Yesterday, however when I went for my infusion, the drip was very slow. After changing the needle a few times, what they discovered is that it is not clogged, or…
Cervical cancer: Spotting post radiation/chemo--symptom of recurrent cancer or dryness??
Dear all, am a new member, inquiring on behalf of my mom who was diagnosed with 3B cervical cancer this spring. She has undergone hsyterectomy and radiation/chemo. 3 months after treatment finished, she began spotting in addition to having stomach pains--this has persisted for the past few weeks. Am very worried about the…
Laser - what to expect????????
Hi ladies, I may be having a spot treated with a laser for a VIN III recurrence. I had a wide local excision in May to treat the first area. The oncologist says this one is in a spot that he feels could be best treated with laser. Would anyone share with me what to expect? Is the procedure done in office? Outpatient? Will…
I had an invasive tumor and invasive skin cancer. It has been seven years since the surgeries that saved my life. I am so thankful to be alive but I also realize that there are many lasting effects from the radical cancer surgeries. Life is different for me now. I was given a hysterectomy because hormones make the cancer…
I have another dr appt just a check up (my three month). Why is it that I dont think about this appt until I get a call to remind me of it. Then out of the blue I get overchelmed with feelings. I know that I am in remission but it is always scary going back for check ups.
overcoming loss of cervical cancer
i was diagnosed with cervical cancer one year ago, but am still having a hard time of overcoming the loss from having a hysterectomy at age 28. I had my paps every year, always clean, until last year. It was just abnormal cells, but then when they did the colposcopy, they found some pre-cancerous cells. It was…
PPC survivor for 14 yrs
I am real confused about how to do all this so I'm hoping I'm posting this on the right site. I am a PPC patient who has been fighting this cancer now for 14 yrs. Especially for the last 4 yrs with non stop chemo and surgeries. I am beginning my 12th different chemo chemical tomorrow. I haven't had hair in 4 yrs and don't…