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Cervical Cancer: Amy Danielle Anderson Story





Amy Danielle Anderson
WOMENS AWARENESS 🎗
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I’ve thought long and hard about whether my battle with cancer should stay a private one, but if speaking out saves even just one person from what I’m going through right now then it’ll be worth it to me.
At 25 years old I have begun my battle with Cervical Cancer Stage 2b. My diagnosis came just three weeks before I was to have my first ever smear test.
It started with abnormal bleeding and blood clots - symptoms I just couldn’t ignore. At first, my symptoms weren’t taken seriously. I tried to book an appointment at my GP but was told that there wasn’t a need for an appointment as there ‘wasn’t anything to see’. I rang again and had to wait a month for an appointment. I was advised to take paracetamol and go to bed. I had been feeling tired for months, had lower back pains but it wasn’t until I lost a frightening amount of blood for the third time that I finally plucked up the courage to go to a hospital and can only praise the staff that dealt with me from that day. THANK YOU to the nurses who held my hand in the start of the scariest journey of my entire life.
My tumour is a whopping 6cm and the cancer has spread to my lymph nodes. Because my cancer is at an invasive stage the only option left for me is to undergo both chemo and radiotherapy at the same time. Some of the side effects of these are devastating and life changing. I’m not quite ready to put all of those into words.
I’ve had more needles in me than a pin cushion, more bloods taken than I can count. I’ve had scans and tests up to my ears. I’ve had to stop working as the hospital is now my second home. I’m currently fresh out of a surgery which I absolutely insisted on having. Although my stomach feels like it’s on fire my ovaries now have a new ‘hiding place’ from the radiation. There’s a chance this will prevent them from shutting down and has given me some hope and positivity to hold on to. I now have to look forward to many gruelling weeks of chemotherapy, external and internal radiation. This week alone I’m taking 7 daily medications. My whole life and reality has turned upside down in a matter of months, and my battle’s only really just starting.
I’m shouting this from the rooftops and to all the girls who are scared of the smear test this is for you! I hope that every one of you reading this will march into your doctors surgery armed and ready. And for every person reading this with the ‘this won’t happen to me’ mentality, please believe me at least one of you out there is wrong. If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that cancer doesn’t have any rules. It doesn’t care who you are. It isn’t waiting patiently for your 25th birthday. We need to catch this shit early. It’s so important to know that being on the combined pill for 5 or more years increases your risk of cervical cancer. I’d been on mine for 10 years and I didn’t know this. The HPV vaccine doesn’t mean you are safe to skip your smear, I had the vaccine! The symptoms of this type of cancer can be caused by many different things which are much less serious but if you’re body is telling you something then PLEASE listen to it. You know yourself better than anyone. Cancer is real and trust me it feels even realer when it becomes a fight for your own life. I’m fighting this with absolutely everything I’ve got. Cancer has started a war with me and it should be way more scared than I am. I refuse to let it wipe the smile off my face or take the spring from my step.
I’ve made this post simply for awareness. Abnormal bleeding should always be taken seriously. If you have any of these symptoms book an appointment with your doctor ASAP. Don’t take no for an answer. Don’t fear the smear. Pass the message on.
5 little things you should know .......................................
1. Be kind. You never ever know the battles that people around you are going through
2. You only know how strong you really are until you absolutely have to be
3. The age for the smear test needs to be lowered
4. Mentality is everything
5. Fuck cancer
I plan on being a cancer survivor🎗
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Cervical Cancer Screening and Your Health By Ochi John Chidubem (Jr)


Cervical Cancer Screening and Your Health

By Ochi John Chidubem (Jr) (Johnbrain )

“Mrs. Afala you have cervical cancer,” the doctor told her in my presence, there was abrupt silence in the room that you can even hear the ant’s March sound outside the consulting room. A few seconds later came to an outburst of tears and screen, it Mrs. Afala shouting with the heart of bitterness, lamenting the story of her life unconsciously, Mrs. Afala being educated, knowledge of high-class status in the society knew the implication of the diagnosis. She was left in an indent shock and turn, emphatically speaking, that cancer has gone into its advanced stage.

    There is no cure for it currently, speaking from a medical point of view or on medical grounds. It can only but by the grace managed with chemotherapy and radiotherapy till the person dies. In a case where the patient in question is financial buoyant enough to carry on the remedial treatment. This sounds sad, tragic, pathetic, unreal, but that is the simple true story, that what people, so many we don’t to hear about pass through daily.

It's quite a pity she was going to be in pains till her death, from a condition that is preventable if detected early enough.

    It only and a miracle that she needs now as I speak to you. Hope you feel for her? Am quite sure you say God forbid in your heart, not my portion and so on.

But come to think of it! Had it been she went for cervical cancer screening (about 3 years ago), it would have been prevented from entering the advanced stage. The real flag would have been detected through early diagnosis.

    No woman should die of cervical cancer, go for screening today. Early diagnosis is key to treatment.

Go time through the next phase and answers question that might be running through your mind right now.







WHAT IS CERVICAL CANCER?

    Prior to answering this question, it would be fair I tell you what cervix means. It is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with top end vagina, also known as the womb.

    Cervical cancer is malignant neoplasm or cancer arising for the cervix. It is due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. At these stages, typically symptoms may include abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, or pain during sexual intercourse, while bleeding after sex may not be serious; it may also induce the presence of cervical cancer.



What types?

Types

Squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma

Symptoms

  Early: None

Later in life: vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, pain during sexual intercourse

Causes:

  Human papillomavirus infection (HPV)

Risk factors:

Smoking, weak immune system, birth control pills, starting sex at a young age, many sexual partners or a partner with many sexual partners.

Diagnostic method

 The gold standard for its diagnosis as recommended by WHO is cervical screening (Pap smear and HPV genotyping)





Prevention:

1)    There is a need for regular cervical screening at least once in every 3 years for women between the age of 21 and above as recommended.

2)    HPV vaccines

Treatment:

Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy

Survival rate:

Five years survival rate in the USA (68%) and India (46%)

Frequently of occurrence:

528,000 new cases (2012)

3.4 million With the condition as of 2015

Deaths:

238,600 died of cervical cancer in 2015