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Unread 01-07-2004, 04:03 PM
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Hi, i also posted this over on the post op board but wanted to ask here hoping that someone could add more light.

I'm going in tomorrow for my 2 wk post op following a TVH due to cervical cancer.

I'm in such a cloud about all of it. I know why i had surgery (had cancer) but im totally draw a blank when i try to remember all the specifics.

I know know i need to ask about the lymph nodes, but what are some specific questions i should ask?
Any help would be appreciated
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Unread 01-07-2004, 04:26 PM
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Some suggestions:

1. Ask for your operative report;
2. Ask for a copy of the pathology report.

And, since these use medical terminology, which is sometimes difficult to decipher, dialogue/discuss with your gyn/onc. Ask him/her to put it in layman's terms.

Ask what lymph nodes are;
Ask if any lymph node involvement;
If yes, ask which lymph nodes, and ask what that means.

That's what I did, as I am not medical!
Unread 01-07-2004, 06:51 PM
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In addition to the reports, I would think I would want to know what stage your cancer was determined to be (hear it from your doc--it's easy to get lost in a report). Based on the stage, is any further treatment indicated? What is the follow-up regimen to be (most of us went every 3 months for the first 2 years, then every 6 months for the next 3 years). And then, of course, any personal questions you want to ask about such as work, exercise, intimacy, etc.

Good luck tomorrow! Please come back and let us know what you find out!

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Unread 01-07-2004, 08:13 PM
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thanks for the answers. i think i can go in sounding a little bit educated, lo.
i'm slowly starting to remember different things. the actual cancer was 2mm and he called in microinvasive carcinanoma (sp).
Unread 01-07-2004, 09:17 PM
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Did he tell you what kind of cancer it was? Squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, small cell, etc? I'd want to know the kind of cancer, the stage, and the prognosis. 2mm sounds very small so your stage should be excellent, assuming that it was not found in any lymph nodes, but ask about the stage.

Good luck tomorrow! We'll be thinking about you.

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