January 4, 2005
My daughter is 36 and diagnose with cervical cancer in Nov.2003 .We were told that her cancer was very curable. She had 6 weeks of radiation and chemo and was told there was no cancer left however there was a small spot that showed up on the pet scan in a lymph. So she went another 6 weeks of treatments, all the while believing that she was totally curable. They decided to do more biopsy. She was put to sleep and when the doctor came out she told me that the 5 doctors agreed there was no cancer that is possible could be infection. This was Dec. 20th. The Doctor called about 9 days later and said the cancer was terminal. The only thing that could be done would be the surgery where everything is removed and that would only be a 1-10% chance of cure. The other 2 options were to do nothing or take more chemo that would not do her any good and would only make her sick. At this time she is not sick. She has three children, all boys, 14, 15, and 16. We don^t know where to turn or what to do. We would like a 2nd opinion but she doesn^t have insurance she had a state medical card and several places say they will not accept it. Is there anyone who has been where she is that might tell us what to expect or that knows anything about the surgery. Please, any information would be much appreciated.