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24 and is now suicidal from the pain!

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My daughter was diagnosed with cervical cancer almost 2 years ago. She had a radical hysterectomy in July 2009 followed by radio, chemo and brachay therapy. She is experiencing extreme pain and is still taking about 30 painkillers a day. Today she eventually had an appointment with a pain doctor and has been told nothing they can do and will have to learn to live with it. My daughter is 24 and is now suicidal and Im at my wits end. Is there anything else we can try or anywhere else we can try getting help with this.


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replied March 10th, 2011
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Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
If she is still having extreme pain not controlled by painkillers, consider visiting her gynecologist for checking if cancer has recurred or have a diagnostic laparoscopy test done to see what could be the cause for her pain. If causes like endometriosis, or cancer spread is found, then it could be treated immediately by converting diagnostic laparoscopy to therapeutic one to remove them and have biopsy done to confirm/rule out cancer. Excessive pain killer use can damage her liver and kidney and add up to the severity and intensity of pain. Do not delay in having a gynecologist or an oncologist evaluation/opinion done for her.
Take care.



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