Originally Posted by Deanna338
The radiation guy tild me that clinically I am still a stage 1b1 but pathologically I am a stage 2a, and I don't understand that.
Basically my IBS and fibromyalgia has turned into cervical cancer and every time I see a doctor it gets worse and I am scard, confussed and angry. If anyone out there can relate please respond!!
((((Deanna)))) I am so glad you finally got to a doctor who listened and tested! I'm sad and angry to hear the other doctors didn't check. But then again, it just might not have shown up on any paps. My cancer has never shown on a pap, and probably wouldn't have for another year or two! I am lucky they found mine so early!
I can't remember exactly how I've read that cervical cancer is staged, but i know it is differently than other cancers. I do know that regardless of what your original staging is, even if they find it is worse, it stays the original diagnosis. That is why you are diagnosed at Ib1, not 2a. I hope someone comes along and explains it better than my attempt.
As far as your IBS turning into cancer, that's not how it works. Cervical cancer (in greater than 99%) is caused by HPV. I would think it is possible that the cervical cancer might make the other problems worse, but am not sure.
Have you been to see a gyneocological oncologist? If not, I highly recommend you get one. Also, do you have copies of your pathology reports. I highly recommend you get (and understand) those, too.
I know you are scared, and I am so sad to know that. I hope you get some peace and understanding from the women and their experiences on this board. They have been a godsend in my life!
I want to keep up with your posts, but I go in on Tuesday for my cone biopsy and then again on Wednesday for my hysterectomy, so I won't be around much this week. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, though!