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In July 2018, I was pregnant when the Pap Smear results came back abnormal & I tested positive for HPV. Cin 3 was already present. We scheduled a colposcopy six weeks post-partum. Two days after the colposcopy, my OBGyn called me with the results; Squamous cell carcinoma, grade 2, & LVSI. I'm 31 years old.
All of the risk factors they say will increase the likelihood of getting cervical cancer I didn't have. I've been with the same, wonderful man for almost twelve years. I don't smoke or drink, I eat incredibly healthy and exercise and have a minimal number of sexual partners.I breastfed for two years and am now breastfeeding our second child yet here I am. Cervical cancer.
After getting my insurance situated (the US really needs universal healthcare), I was able to begin treatment at MD Anderson in Houston. A cone biopsy was done at the beginning of January. I'm a stage 1A2 (4mm x 7mm), LVSI, positive margins, and the cancer cells have matured to grade 3. Poor prognostic factors all around. I'm currently awaiting a radical hysterectomy to be scheduled. I'm hoping not to have radiation or chemo.
I am just devastated and cannot get out of my own head. I have two daughters, a 3 year old and a 3 month old and am filled with terror. I don't want to lose them to a recurrence. In the time that I was diagnosed to the time I began treatment I Googled everything. It was horrendous, overwhelming and a bad idea.
Is there anyone here with a similar stage and prognosis? How did you cope? What did you do inbetween treatments to get out of your head?
*Jul 2018: Abnormal Pap - CIN 3. Pregnant. Colposcopy scheduled for after delivery.
*Dec 2018: Colposcopy showed grade 2 SCC.
*Jan 2019: Cone biopsy - 1A2, Positive margins, LVSI, grade 3 SCC.
*Feb 2019: RH without oophorectomy. Lymph nodes CLEAR! No further treatment.