Cervical Cancer May Leave Lasting Imprint on Survivors

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Some symptoms, such as fatigue and insomnia, are still a problem long after treatment



Tue May 16, 2017 10:10 PM

I was diagnosed with inoperable stage IIB cervical cancer in 1990. I had both internal & external radiation only. I am now  a 26year survivor!!  BUT I now suffer from radiation induced lumbar plexopathy (RILP). very painful neuropathy in both legs with difficulty walking. My neurologists anticipate a slow progression. I'll end up in wheelchair.  Radiation also damaged my ureters,so I'm on dialysis.  I survived the cancer but treatment has altered my life.

Sat May 20, 2017 11:24 PM

So sorry about the side affects of radiation. Because my mother had severe side affects from her radiation treatments 27 years ago, I refused radiation when doc told me that was on schedule. I was addament in refusing and going with chemo & surgery only. GYN put into my medical records not to have radiation treatments for me. 

Thu Jul 13, 2017 07:21 PM

I was diagnosed in 2014.I had radiation an chemo..I have severe body pain in my joints , hips, pelvic area, legs I have problems with balance alot of falls.I have memory problems...Im not the person that i was before the cancer.I never sleep.Im loosing my mind..My quality of life isnt good at all ..most days I fell like I dont want to live.....The cancer is in remission but Im still no doing well.I live in North Carolina Im having a hard time getting disability..I truly dont know where to turn or what to do .I worked over 30 years and the goverment will not help me...# At the end

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