Cervical Cancer - Info please about treatment options

Posted by dirtslinger9 @dirtslinger9, Mar 26 9:37pm

I was diagnosed with stage two or three cervical cancer
Waiting on a test to determine that and an mri
Doc says 5 days a week for 5 weeks of chemo
Are there others treatment options I can look into?

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@dirtslinger9 This is very difficult to take in. Hearing "cancer" brings up so much fear and anxiety - at least it did with me when I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2019. While we wait for some of our other members of this Support Group to join in may I ask a few questions? This will help others to support you and help you to advocate for yourself.

What other test are you waiting for?
When will you have an MRI?
Did you see an oncologist or gynecological oncologist? If, yes, what kind of chemotherapy did the doctor recommend?

Here are other discussions from our members who have experienced cervical cancer on Mayo Clinic Connect. Reading through these will give you more information:

--- https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stage-iv-cervical-cancer/

-- https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/in-search-of-help-resources/

You can also do a search yourself on Mayo Clinic Connect to find out what others have posted. Go to the top of your screen where this is an oval box with a magnifying glass and type "cervical cancer".

Do you have any pain today? How are you feeling?

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I was originally diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. It had spread to my ovary. After surgery, I had 7 weeks of
5 days a week radiation with chemo one day a week. After that, I had 5 sessions of brachytherapy. I had 4 years with no evidence of disease after that. Then the cancer metastasized to a lymph node. I don't know if the radiation was better than chemotherapy. They both have side effects. What kind of chemotherapy did they recommend?

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