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Treatment before hysterectomy

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Treatment before hysterectomy

just wondering if anyone else has had radiotherapy & chemotherapy before a radical hysterectomy?

i was diagnosed January 2018 & had Cisplatin along with radiotherapy & Brachytherapy. In January this year I had para aortic lymph node involvement & went through another course of chemo/radiotherapy.

I developed cervical stenosis & my uterus kept filling with blood & fluid, which was drained but kept returning.

Drs decided to give me a hysterectomy despite previously not recommending it.

1 week after surgery I’m still getting a lot of pain - particularly sharp burning pain.

is this pain normal or ami experiencing more pain because of previous radiation to the pelvis?

Anyone else been in a similar position?


Jan 2018 diagnosed 1B2 with 1 pelvic node

Feb- April chemo (cisplatin) x 5, 20 x radiation and 4 brachytherapy

Sept - possible node involvement 

Jan 2019 - 2 nodes in para aorta

Feb- March cisplatin x 5 radiation x 23

July - Radical hysterectomy due to clear scan

September - 6 month scan ordered in advance so I chose to take it even though 7 weeks earlier PET was clear.  Results 2 nodes chest & neck

October - no cure, wait to see growth

January 2020 - stable still 2 nodes but chemo mix discussed

11 Feb 2020- 1st round Carbo/Taxol/Avastin

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