I am a 43 year old african american female who has just been diagnosed with stage1b cervical cancer. I went to the gyn because I had some bleeding after sex and some adnormal discharge. Well during my exam my doctor felt something and ask if she could take a biopsy. She called back two days later with the result thats changing my life,I have cancer. Things are happening so quickly the next day I was in gyn oncology and since have been through mris,ct and a pet scan. These test all showed the cancer is just on my cervix. I am a full figured woman which makes the doctors afraid to do a radical surgery. My treatment plan is once a week chemo(cisplatin)and daily radiation which will include two radiation implants. I am so afraid but trying to be strong for my daugters and family. I start treatment on Monday Oct. 12, 2009. I will keep you updated.