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Hi Ladies,
I've been in an absolute panic for the past 3 hours.
I am feeling aches and pains all over my back, shoulders and stomach and something that feels like indigestion/heartburn.
Is this a result of tension and worry or am I showing signs of lung cancer and kidney cancer which in convinced I have too.
I was only diagnosed on Tuesday and already I am struggling.
Looking for some reassurance that others have wound themselves up to the point of making themselves ill.
Sorry for the drama x x


When I went in for my pet scan I was convinced the cancer had spread to my neck and shoulders. I felt so sick, and thought I would die really soon.


my pet scan showed the cancer confined to my cervix and no lymph nodes or metastases. It was all in my mind. 

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

Isobel , so sorry u are going through this. The waiting is most definitely one of the worst parts and your body definitely feels the stress. I'm sure it's more than likely just stress. My shoulders get so tight it hurts when I stress.i know it's hard but try to relax, pretty soon you'll know your details and they will start a treatment plan to get rid of this.

  • 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

Hey lovely,

the waiting was horrendous and I was convinced it had spread everywhere, even now post treatment I have a tough time controlling my mind. I’m sure a lot of it is stress and psychological and will ease once your MRI results are back. Tryto stay positive easier said than done I know. 

Much love sweetheart 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!!!! 

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Hello Isobel :-)

Just adding my voice to those above saying that this is a very normal reaction to a cancer diagnosis. It may be the first time your body has terrifed you like this but I can bet it won't be the last. Bookmark this thread so you can use it to reassure yourself in future; to remind you just how unwell you felt at this moment.

Be lucky :-)

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