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Fighting Cervical Cancer

What is cervical cancer? It is an over growth of abnormal cells that starts at the lining of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus.

In November 9, 2017, I felt my world had crashed after I receive a call from a Gynecologist and gave me a shocking news about the result. My Pap Smear result showed positive for cancer cells. It was truly a heartbreaking moment on the day of my birthday. I gave myself some time to process the information and allowed my feelings to immerse within me. I am grateful for the support system that I have who helped me deal with that difficult situation. We all know that “cancer” is such a big word and have a negative connotation attached to it. No matter what type of gravity the situation was, the word itself enormously impacted us.

By deciding to seriously take full responsibility over my life and health. I began to research about the cancer and it’s treatment. I also searched for specialized physicians whom I can trust my life with. It is crucial to one’s survival to have a doctor who is well equipped with knowledge and experience. What sets them apart is their approach to care. During the process of this search, I made sure that I have read all the reviews about them and researched about their backgrounds. It was a point in my life that I had to choose and be specific on which healthcare team who I will allow to handle the care and treatment for my health condition. There are many good physicians out there, for me, one of the key factors that I looked into which influenced my decision was their core values and approach. Through this, it guided me to review my options and to arrive at the right decision making.

Dr. Nikki Neubauer, who is a Gynecologist-Oncologist from Gynecologic Cancer Institute of Chicago , explained my health condition and the treatment options very well. Learning about her approach to care and treatment easily made me feel comfortable and empowered. She made sure that you are not alone on this “Fight against Cancer”

My Diagnosis was finalized after the biopsy result has been released that was done on December 2017. I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer Stage IB. It was at the early stage of cervical cancer. After getting myself aware of the situation, I felt lucky that it was detected early on.

The last two months of 2017 was stressful and challenging. But I was hopeful for 2018…



By Joanne Hung

A BSN-RN with some Interior Design background who loves arts and being artsy.

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