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Hi, I'm new to the forum.
I am 39 years old and I was diagnosed with CC in July 2020 after 2 years of abnormal smears.
I had a colposcopy in March 2020, which came back showing mild inflammation in my womb and some abnormalities.
From April onwards I had symptoms like smelly discharge and heavy bleeding after sex. I started getting pain in my side and back that I put down to sciatica.
GP thought I had BV and confirmed no STI's.
Attended GP again in June and she carried out an examination and she could see a growth. Referred back to hospital in July 2020 for another colposcopy which couldn't be completed due to the tumour.
Went for CT scan and MRI scan in July and PET scan in August 2020.
Around the same time, I became unwell and was rushed into hospital with kidney failure. Whilst under anaesthetic, the decision was made to put in bilateral nephrostomys due to the cancer having spread to my bladder.
I was transferred to Edinburgh to start treatment.
At this point, I was told that my cancer was stage 3b, having been initially diagnosed at stage 2b a month earlier.
They explained that I had an aggressive tumour that had spread into my paramatrium, and pelvic floor and bladder.
Due to my kidneys failing, I was told chemo was not an option, I would have 25 sessions of radiotherapy and 3 sessions of brachytherapy.
I am now home, the menopause symptoms seem to have started.
I'm struggling to get any progress with the vagina dilators.
I've got MRI on 18th December 2020.
I've read loads of posts but no one seems to have had a similar experience to me.
I am really worried that I am at a disadvantage having not had chemo.
Anyone offer any reassurance/advice? I'm feeling really low and worried.