Cancerversary: January 2014

Age at diagnosis: 45

Diagnosis: Cervical cancer (unspecified)

Stage of cancer: I

How my story begins: I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

My treatment: Cisplatin, Avastin, Taxol - twice.

I did 35 radiation treatments and 7 rounds of chemo (Cisplatin). I ended up having a complete hysterectomy in May of the same year. I followed up with several PET scans throughout the year only to find out that I had a lymph node that was lighting up in my abdominal wall and was on a main artery so they could not biopsy it, much less remove it. So again in 2015, I had to do chemo again. Again, I had several PET scans after that treatment and the last one in March of 2016 showed the lymph node lighting up again and some more “spots.” So, in 2016, I’m taking chemo AGAIN (for a third time)...

Where I am today: I am currently waiting to have a pet scan.

Any additional information you'd like to share: I have met so many people in the last 3 years and heard about others going through their journeys. I have learned so much in the past 3 years that I never thought I would know (chemo names, ports, good and bad blood counts, etc…). Most of all, I thank God for all He has done in my life and I know there is a reason why I am going through this...He has helped me fight the battle and He will help me win the war!!!!

I am about to go to my final chemo treatment and I pray that this is the last one. God bless each and every one of you.