My 25-year old, married daughter was diagnosed with squamous cell cervical cancer with pelvic lymph node involvement on Valentine's Day of this year.
The following week she underwent a radical hysterectomy and pathology results revealed the 4.5 x 2.5cm cervical tumor was actually metastistic large cell neuroendocrine. One malignant pelvic lymph node was also removed during the surgery.
Yesterday she finished three consecutive days of carbo and etoposide. In two weeks she will undergo six weeks of external radiation with once weekly cisplatin. That will be followed with another three days of carbo and etoposide.
We have been told this cancer is very rare, extremely resistant to treatment, and incredibly difficult to cure.
1. Does anyone else have experience with this specific type of disease?
2. If so, is the treatment protocol we are undergoing similar to yours?
3. What results have you seen with your treatment?
Thanks so much for your help. We are just beginning what seems to be a very long journey.