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Beki’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

Beki's Cervical Cancer StoryI was diagnosed with cervical cancer in August of 2013 at the age of 67. I had low dose chemo for six weeks and five weeks of external radiation followed by three doses of brachytherapy radiation (internal).

My tumor reacted very well to the treatment but I suffered from dehydration, compromised immune system, and kidney failure as a result of the combination treatment. After a week in the hospital on IVs, a bout of shingles, and four units of blood, I finally started recovering.

Last week I was declared cancer free! Yippee! What a nasty opponent! But thanks to my fight-like-a-girl mentality I got through it. Now I have several years of doctors visits, but that is easy enough to deal with.

Beki
Indiana
Submitted 03/16/2014

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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