Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
by wilmamay on Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:00 AM
A dear friend has cervical cancer, It's at stage 1VB. It has spade thur out her body, nothing they can do. They have inserted a radiation rod, and chemo once a week. We as friends don't know what to do for her. I visit and try to cheer her up. most people don't want to go around her because of the rod. They told her not to be around anyone of child bearing age or any young person who would want a baby later in life. That means no visits from her son and grandkids. Or going shopping or to church. It's taking a tole on her, She may never hold her family again. Some of us is wondering if they can't help her why put her thur this. I wouldn't dare say anything to her, she has enough to deal with. Dose anyone know about the rod and what it can do? I hate to see her spend her last days shut in the house.
I"m at the one year mark after oral cancer surgery. Radiation and chemo ended in Nov. The last cat scan showed no cancer. I got kidey ACKD, and a bad rash, dry mouth, had feeding tube and a few other things from it, so I know how hard it was, I Know she has a long road ahead.
by lstarlight on Thu Feb 18, 2010 01:49 AM
After reading your concern, I was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer, was givin' a year left to raise 12 year old twins. I went through chemo weekly also. I went through external and internal (the rods) also. I take it she was in the hospital, considering the date you have on this. I hope everything is well with her. I did not stay in the hospital for this . I was told to stay away from children for 8 hours after removing them. I was weak for awhile but then I had to go in for a colonostomy due to the burning from the radiation to the rectum. I am in remission now. It has been 2 years since that dreadful day. I was scared to death over all of this, as I know your friend must be. I hope all is well now. If there's anything else I can express please feel free to ask me.
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