Sep 19, 2003 - 10:17 pm
Thank you in advance to anyone that can help me with words of knowledge and support. I am a 30 year old survivor of stage 3 cervical cancer. I was diagnosed at 23 and treated very aggressively with extensive surgery, radiation (external 30 treatments, internal 2 surgeries). My lymph nodes were removed in my left pelvic region and over the past two months, I have been experiencing weird pains shooting down from my pelvic area (where the lymph nodes were) to my foot. The pain isn't extreme, only uncomfortable in a way that's difficult to describe. My left leg often feels "asleep" and my left foot is very warm and dry, all the time. I also have been experiencing a "pulsing" feeling in different areas of my left leg, as well.
If anyone has any information on this topic or the long term effects of extensive radiation to the abdomen and pelvis, could you please respond? Thank you again... :)