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Suzanne’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

Teal & White Cervical Cancer Awareness RibbonIn August of 2013, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer, and I had to undergo surgery. I had a full radical hysterectomy in October of 2013. At that time, I left it in God’s hands.

In February of 2016, I went to the emergency room for a pain I had been having in my left hip area. In the emergency room, they did an MRI. I waited patiently for the doctor to come back with the results. My nightmare was confirmed. The cancer had come back and attached itself to my pelvic bone. My oncologist recommended I go through 6 months of chemotherapy and a week of radiation.

From March until August, I had treatment 3 consecutive days for 8 hours every month. I stayed strong and never let the chemo beat me up.

I have 2 wonderful children and a husband that helped me every single day to fight this horrific disease. I finished my last round of chemotherapy in August of 2016.

Having cancer has changed my life drastically. It has also taught me so much. Appreciate life, love hard, and take time to tell your loved ones how much you love them. I refuse to let cancer control my life.

Submitted 09/29/2016

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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