The impact of a diagnosis of cervical cancer is a big challenge for any woman. For those of you who have finished treatment you may feel a sense of relief. However hearing, “We’ll see you in three months” might have made you feel a little abandoned by the doctors and nurses that supported you. You may be feeling a tad bewildered and still in shock after your diagnosis and treatment. From listening to people who have been through the cancer experience, professionals and researchers know that many individuals will be feeling as you do [1] [2] [3] [4]. Getting back to everyday life after living through a cancer diagnosis and treatment is a big deal. And, as you know, diagnosis and treatment for cervical cancer brings its own challenges.

We hope that the following information on living with the impact of cervical cancer will help you begin to put the pieces of your life back together. In addition to this information our support services can help you meet other women who will understand what you are going through. Our online forum is accessible 24 hours a day. We may also have a support group near you that can put you in touch with other women who have been through similar experiences. Many women who have been through cancer find meeting others a huge support. 

This section provides information on life after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.

Finding a New Normal

 

Learn the details on side effects that can affect women with cervical cancer.

Living with Side Effects

Learn about the precautions you should take before receiving treatment for cervical cancer.

Early Menopause

After cancer, feelings of anxiety and fear can eventually dominate your life, but it is preventable.

Will it Come Back?

Learn about the most popular symptoms of a possible recurrence of cancer.

Symptoms of recurrence

If your cancer has come back, this section can help you find support and information.

If it Has Come Back...


References

  1. ~ 2011. Health Service Journal Supplement Cancer Survivorship Health Service Journal, UK. Download here: http://www.ncsi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/HSJ_survivorship_supplement.pdf. Accessed 18.07.13.
  2. Jones V. 2010. Psycho-oncology – helping to meet the holistic needs of patients with cancer International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation 17 (3), 112.
  3. NICE. 2004. Improving Supportive and Palliative Care for Adults with Cancer. Download here: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CSGSP/Guidance/pdf/English. Accessed 18.07.13.
  4. Richards M et al., 2011. The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative: new and emerging evidence on the ongoing needs of cancer survivors. British Journal of Cancer, 105 (suppl 1), S1-S4. Accessed 18.07.13.

 


"Moving Forward from a Cancer Diagnosis." Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. N.p., 19 Aug. 2013. Web. 02 Mar. 2015.