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I am terrified of getting cancer! Every add I watch has some type of cancer scare. Either that or a celebrity getting something removed to avoid getting cancer, or a celebrity dying of cancer.

After having our first baby, I was very lazy, getting Pap smears. I actually had never had one. I had my first child at 25 yrs old. I had family history of cervical cancer on my fathers side, And since my mother and father divorced when I was 5 I was not fully aware. Still totally my fault for not looking after my body. Anyway, after symptoms such as bleeding after sex and being very sore. I finally got a pap smear. I got called back in, and told I should bring someone for support. Nervous? Yes!

My husband came and they told me I had stage 3 cervical cancer. My husband immediately said ‘ok, so stage 1, is the worst right’ at this time, I was not really listening, I felt sick to my stomach. All I could think wAs my children. At that time I realised what he was asking and I payed attention once again. She said ‘No, stage 4 is full blown cancer, stage 3 is just before that’. The good news is I didn’t have full blown cancer, and the good news is after having a biopsy, they removed the cells from my cervix and I did have another baby.

If I had enough money now I have had my children, would I have my whole cervix, ovaries and breasts removed? Maybe, I can live without them now. But then would the cancer cells move on to the bowels, liver, lungs or brain? Where do we stop removing our parts to stop the pain that hasn’t even been confirmed? Where does the death stop and the living begin?


Posted by reneem1, 6th July 2013


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  • You must read “How not to die” a book that explains just how powerful foods can be in fighting cancer. For example, brocolli and tumeric and so many others https://mouthsofmums.com.au/story/how-not-to-die/
    I know it might not solve it for everyone but the scientific evidence is there that foods can be as potent as powerful chemicals in fighting cancer cells. It is certainly something I would be looking into along with all the regular medical care procedures that attempt to fight this very worrying and scary problem.

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  • A very good question. How far do we take precautions? But there’s only so many cancers that can be prevented by body part removal, most are a complete, out of the blue surprise.

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  • How horrible for you and your family. Best of luck in beating it.

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  • It’s a worst nightmare getting cancer. I am glad you have beat it and hope that you never see it again.

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  • Feel for you and completely understand. I have cancer on both sides of the family and my partner passed away in 2011 from secondary liver cancer. The original was found in the colon. My worry is my daughter. She is only 6. Test for the gene or not to test. Very hard to think about but we are always strong for our children. Best wishes to you. xox

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