I had a PET scan on March 25th. I actually was able to speak to the nurse at my gynecologic oncologist's office on the following Monday to get my results. My doctor was out of the office for the week so she went ahead and went over everything with me. I got the best news I could hope for, although the cancer is still there, it is stable.
One spot, in my abdomen, got a little bit smaller. One spot, in my pelvis, got a little bit bigger. Overall the other five spots maintained their size and there were ZERO new spots!!! I am happy to announce that I will be continuing on with the Avastin treatment to maintain the cancer.
Please check back soon for another update. There is a lot of exciting stuff going on that I can't wait to tell you about. In the mean time, have you checked out my Cervivor Challenge fundraiser? I hope you will consider donating to my Cervivor Challenge. Cervivor has done so much to help me find my voice and a place in cervical cancer advocacy. Cervivor does so many amazing things for women and has an awesome goal: eradicate cervical cancer! Think about it, with our help the next generation might not even have to deal with cervical cancer!
Cervivor has played an integral role in my life since I first attended Cervivor School in San Diego in September 2015. Since attending Cervivor I have been able to more effectively advocate for cervical cancer awareness. Cervivor lit a spark in me and the organization continues to impact me in positive ways on a daily basis. Through the sharing of our stories, we can help to eradicate cervical cancer. We can make it so the next generation doesn't have to go through what I am going through. We can be the change. I utilize my blog, www.tealelfs.com, for much of my advocacy work and through Cervivor I have been able to expand my reach by being on the news and participating on a variety of panels related to cervical cancer awareness. Every dollar counts.
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