I don't feel like going into the details, but the post title says it all. I feel like some of my current medical issues....side effects from treatment, and possibly early warning signs of another cancer, aren't being adequately heard and responded to. I think that's because I appear to be a healthy, spry, lean 27 year old. I moved here to FL from Philly, so none of my current docs really seem to grasp the ordeal I went through just a year and a half ago. (I'm in remission a year now). They don't seem to grasp it was a very serious stage 4 cancer and I was hospitalized for a long time and very iffy for a while, but then did a ton of real brutal intense treatments....chemo, radiation, some experimental chemo.
long story short: had stage 4 primary mediastinal large b-cell lymphoma. i'm in remission now and just supposed to go to full body cat scan check ups with contrast every 3 months. most recently, i've had abnormal paps & been told from a colposcopy that i've precancerous for cervical cancer. BUT I'm showing ALL the classic symptoms for ovarian cancer, to which there's no accurate screenings. i want a radical hysterectomy (don't want kids, am menopausal anyhow) and TWO of my mom's sisters had breast cancer. strong link to estrogen. lots of people with breast cancer have preventative hysterectomies. my cancer has a high rate of recurrence in the first two years and i'm at a high risk for secondary cancers from my treatments. i don't think this is unreasonable. my fear is that i have ovarian cancer that is spread and all they are seeing is the "pre-cancer" in my cervix and no one is taking me seriously and won't consider a radical hysterectomy an option because "i'm too young". i don't want to keep having repetitive minor surgeries/procedures and miss the real problem entirely. I'd rather have just one surgery and be done with it with certainty.