I attended my doctor in 2017 with a small ulcer that wouldn’t heal on my vulva. My GP said I also had a lot of white areas that looked like lichen sclerosis(LS)and she was referring me to gyne.
October appointment at gyne said I had classic LS and the ulcer was nothing to worry about and to come back in 6 months.
December the ulcer was still there and getting bigger.
February 2018 saw different gyne who did a biopsy and phoned me a week later to attend the hospital that afternoon.
Attended to be told I had vulva cancer. I had never heard of this cancer before.
Surgery to remove a part of my vulva and lymph nodes was scheduled. The surgery was originally scheduled for 2 hours but instead was over 7.
Results from surgery showed margins were not clear and I was to be given 27 sessions of radiotherapy.
Some people said “ oh is that not the better cancer to get?”
Attend my checkups regularly every 4 months and no problems until June 2019 when I have a weird sensation in my thigh. Go for my regular checkup with specialist and we find a lump in my groin.
More tests and scans and biopsy’s , brain going into overdrive.
July 2019 told I have terminal cancer as it has returned and got itself deep in the muscle and too near femoral artery so they can’t do surgery only some radiotherapy to give me a bit more time as without the treatment I only have 2 months. It has also spread to my lungs.
Instead of enjoying life as a mother, sister, daughter, aunt or gran I have a different set of priorities.
To make it easier on my children,
I have now arranged all the hard bits, my funeral, my will.
So no it is not 1 of the better cancers to get.
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