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Thanks for allowing me to join. I'm scared to death. I have to have a PET test done tomorrow. Is that bad?
im guessing since the title of your post say newly diagnosed that you have indeed been given the diagnosis of cervical cancer and now you are having some tests done to stage your cancer. A PET scan is usually done to see if there are any lymphnodes that have been affected. Which is the normal procedure.
The PET is not hard, you will have an injection done during the scan and it will give you a warm sensation and you will feel you are urinating but you are NOT!
Please stick around the forum and ask away any questions you have. I know you must be really scared but cc is very curable.
It does help if you can give us some back ground info about your diagnosis so we know exactly where you are on this journey.
All the best today.
March 8/16: postpartum pap clear
May 10/16: abnormal looking cells while putting in mirena under GA biopsy taken
May 18/16: severe dyskaryosis CIN3
June 9/16 :lletz procedure under LA
June 20/16: results from lletz shows cancer,waiting for mri
July5/16:staged at 2b, no lymph node involvement
sept6/16:finished 5 chemo,25 external rad,5 extra boosts,4brachy
sept.... The waiting begins.
Hi im Kay and I'm also recently diagnosed and I'm just playing the waiting game now until my mdt meeting on Wednesday 15th to find out the results from my MRI and pet scan that I had last Monday. Don't worry about having the pet scan it doesn't take long...the dye does give you a funny sensation but it doesn't last long...everyone who has had a diagnosis of cc from a biopsy is usually sent for various scans for them to be able to stage it and be able to decide the appropriate treatment.. I find this group invaluable and has helped me immensely over the last few weeks with various questions I've had...this is the scariest time all of the waiting but I'm feeling a little better as I get closer to the time of my staging...good luck on your journey
Pet scan was quick n painless i had to have an injection then wait bout an hr quite n still in a room for it to work then i had to use the loo before my scan the injection made the tumour n lythnodes show up more good luck tomorrow xx
Hi Kayla :-)
Welcome to the forum :-) I've joined this conversation a bit late so I hope everything went well yesterday. This is absolutely the best place on the whole internet for you right now so stick around and chat with us :-) Ask all your questions here and you will get truthful, rapid and thorough answers. Keep away from Google because it will only raise more questions and more anxiety. As Lolli has said, this is a really curable cancer, my diagnosis was over five years ago and I have been cancer-free ever since.
Let us know how you get along :-)Be lucky :-)Tivoli