I'm due to have a full hysterectomy within the next 2 weeks as cervical cancer was spotted. I\\\'m a survivor of lung cancer for almost 2 years, but my question is, since my last scans in June showed nothing, are my chances good on catching this early, and how long do you usually stay in the hospital after surgery and how sore will I be. I have never had surgery like this, only out-patient surgery, so all this is new to me. Also, after surgery, for precautionary measures, will I probably have chemo or radiation.
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The decision of post surgery chemo or radiotherapy depends on the âfrozen sectionâ results of the cancer affected parts. This will show the type of malignancy that you have (based on the cell type). The hospital stay after surgery will depend on your response and recovery. It can vary from 3-10 days. Do not worry, you will be safe and recover well. Recovery rates for early cervical cancer surgery and treatment are about 90% and increased to about 95-98% with subsequent chemo or radiotherapy.
If you are still apprehensive about the surgery and your post surgery stay in hospital, discuss with your treating gynecologist about the risks and benefits of it before you undergo the surgery. In your case however, the benefits will outweigh the risks involved.
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