Cervical Cancer Survivor
I had a miscarriage back in May of 1997 and when I went in for a follow-up check-up, my doctor noticed "something". He had me come back in 3 weeks to see if it was gone...it wasn't, so he did a biopsy. I was diagnosed with a rare, "glandular" invasive cervical cancer. They said I needed a hysterectomy and/or chemo or radiation or both. I had not had a child yet, so I asked (sort of joking) if they can just take-out the cancer and leave everything else intact so I can still have a baby. He asked the lead surgeon about it and he came in and told me they could do a "radical trechelectomy" on me. So they removed my cervix, the upper part of my vagina (don't miss it) and a bunch of lymph nodes.
I got pregnant about 18 months later (with the help of gravity...as I had no cervical mucus). Scotty was born 3 months early, but he did quite well at 3 pounds 12 oz. He certainly was my Miracle baby (who's 10 years old now). This is all thanks to Dr. Nick Spirtos and the Woman's Cancer Center in Los Gatos California. Also I want to thank Fran for this web-site and the opportunity to share our stories and for her caring about all women and their health!!!! You so totally Rock! Take care and I’ll keep you all in my prayers, Linda.