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Literally just finished treatment!

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Literally just finished treatment!

I'm lying in my hospital bed after just having my final brachytherapy session. 

I have had 5 weeks chemoradiation with 4 Bracytherapy sessions over 3 days.

It has not been easy but as so many people say, it is doable. 

I feel a mixture of emotions at the moment but I just wanted anyone starting this treatment to know it goes quickly and things are never as bad as you think they're going to be.

I won't go into a long story of what I have been through but some of the ladies posts on here were so helpful to me that if anyone needs help or advice please do message me.

I feel relieved I'm finished and a bit proud of myself! 


lboyle89's picture

congratulations on finishing your treatment <3  you absolutely should be proud of yourself! now rest up and relax xx

Diagnosed 2B N0 M0 March 2018 28 external radiation 3 Brachytherapy 4 cisplatin

Jazza's picture

Hi Beany51, Well done and be proud.  I remember feeling so relieved that I didn't have to make the daily trek to the hospital and back when I finished treatment. 


  • Feb 04:  (age 47y) Smear test normal
  • Stopped going for smears!
  • Summer 16: persistent watery yellow vaginal discharge
  • Dec 16: PMB
  • Jan 17: Hysteroscopy under GA for ?fibroids - abnormal cervix observed -multiple biopsies taken, 1B1 (1B2 on new FIGO) squamous cell cc diagnosed - confirmed by MRI/PET scans
  • Feb 17: pelvic lymphadenectomy - nodes negative, Da Vinci radical hysterectomy- close anterior margin/LVSI/PNI, restaged to 2A1 (2A1 on new FIGO)
  • Apr/May 17: 6 chemo, 25 external radio, 2 brachy
  • Apr 21:  NED.  Side effects notably hypotonic bladder since hysterectomy - ongoing ISC, unilateral lymphoedema lower abdo/groin/leg/ankle/foot

Fantastic!!! It's a tough journey at times but well done on getting through, now relax , look after yourself. Massive hugs xx 

May 19 odd symptoms

03/06/19 doctors appt internal exam, said everything looked fine, did smear. 

10/06/19 urgent colposcopy due to HPV positive and severe changes. 

21/06/19 consultant sees 2cm tumour takes punch biopsies. She’s pretty sure it’s cc.

24/06/19 cancer confirmed, grade 3 preliminary staging 1b.

03/07/19 X-ray. 08/07/19 MRI and PET scan. 10/07/19 MDT meeting

15/07/19 restaged 2b parametrial invasion no lymph node involvement.

16/07/19 treatment 5 1/2 weeks chemorads

18/07/19 planning MRI 26/07/19 preassessment Chemo

05/08/19 chemorads start

11/09/19 chemorads end!!!! 

16/09/19 Brachy

19/09/19 DONE!!!! 


We're proud of you too Beany! It's not a bed of roses but yes it does pass quickly once it starts. Look after yourself and take lots of time out for you in the next few weeks. You've been through a lot!

x Maria

Diagnosed CC 01st August 2019 Stage 1b2 with 1 local lymph node involved.

Something else showed up on pet scan. Treatment delayed for surgery, done on September 9th. Found to be a simple ovarian cyst, 1 ovary and tube removed.

Treatment plan 5 chemo, 25 extended field radio and 4 brachy. Treatment start date 02nd October 2019. Treatment end date 8th November.

February 2020 3 month scans NED

August 2020 9 Month scans NED

February 2021 15 Month scans NED

Extensive bladder damage seen on mri and damage to sigmoid colon.




Well done!!! Now rest and heal , proud of you!!!

28-8-2019 diagnosed grade 2 squamous 2B 4 cm tumor Mri suspect lymphe nodes but pet scan Shows no lymph nodes 25 radio extended field, 6 chemo and 4 brachy finished October 29 2019



You should be proud, the treatment is so intense and over such a short period of time.

One thing I learnt is not to be too hard on myself if I couldn't do something as I could before. 


Look after yourself 


Diagnosed CC 12.02.2020

Stage 3

Mri scan 19.02.2020

CT scan 25.02.2020

PET scan 02.03.2020

Stage 3c confirmed 05.03.2020

EUA 16.03.2020 - re staged to 3b :)

Hospital letter states 3c

Pelvic and paraortic lymphnode involvement

Chemorads start 06.04.2020

Chemorads end 08.05.2020

Brachytherapy starts 10.05.2020

Brachytherapy restarts 13.05.2020

All finished and back home 16.05.2020

13.08.2020 3 month MRI - results not quite all clear.

15.11.2020 6 month MRI - NED


Congratulations, & enjoy your holidays!

  • 01/22/2019 abnormal pap results 
  • 04/04/2019 colposcopy/ punch biopsy 
  • 04/15/2019 diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma stage 1b2 6cm tumor 
  • 5/10/2019 egg retrieval surgery. 2 eggs retrieved and frozen 5/23/2019. 5 slit laparoscopic lymph node removal surgery and ovary transposition. 1pelvic lymph node involvement, bumped up to stage 3
  • 6/19/2019 started radiation and chemo
  • 8/5/2019 4 brachytherapy. Finished cancer treatment 25 radiation 5 chemo and 4 brachytherapy,Awaiting scan in November 
Pet scan results NED 11/13/19

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