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Nicole’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

Nicole's Story Cervical Sqaumous CancerI was originally diagnosed in Sept. of 2011 with cervical cancer. I went through 8 weeks of chemo/radiation and had 5 internal radiations. Three months later, I had a scan, and all signs of cancer were gone. I continued to go in for check-ups every 3 months for 2 years. Then I moved to another state and had no job or insurance, so no check-ups or scans.

In June of 2015, I went to the ER, thinking I had gall stones or kidney stones, and it turned out that there was cancer in my lymph nodes and a tumor in my back. Scans were taken last week, and we got the results today that all cancer in the lymph nodes seems to be gone, and the tumor is smaller!

I just had my 5th chemo today and have one more to go, then more scans, and I will get a break. Unfortunately, they have told me I will have this for the rest of my life. I am doing all I can to make sure that it is a long life!!!!! Cancer may want to live in my body, but I am certainly NOT going to let it live there comfortably!!!!!

I want to thank you for this site and Facebook page. You have all helped me have more courage. I also need to thank my husband, who has been through all the worst times when I was at my lowest, and still loves me unconditionally. Also my best friend of almost 30 years. Even though I moved 300 miles away, she always has my back, always loves me, and lends me her strength. And my family, who have pulled together even closer than we all were, who give me strength and love and hope. I am a very lucky and grateful person to have so many awesome and wonderful people in my life helping me through this.

Nicole
Maine
Submitted 10/21/2015

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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One comment

  1. Brigitte Estelle Gaudreault

    Bonjour Nicole!!

    One word… … * FIGHTER *

    My you are a beautiful lady !! You write with so much compassion for family and to others! Such a warm feeling ” read ” !! You know something Nicole, I thank you for joining this club for your smile and words, they brought me joy and gave me a smile!!
    keep writing we need more ♥ HEROES ♥ like you !!

    Please give a big hug for your husband for being a great courageous, loving man !!

    With love from,
    Canada, Québec
    Brigitte Estelle xxxx

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