(Closed) Cervical Cancer???

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have had a biopsy done, freezing of my cervix and the LEEP procedure done.  That was over 10 years ago.  I am doing fine now. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

I’ve had to do a cervical biopsy and I think the anticipation of the proceedure was worse that the actual proceedure.  it’s very much like a pap, in my experience.  it felt like an extended amount of scraping – but, again – very pap like and took about the same amount of time.  I didn’t experience any post-proceedure bleeding or cramping, as I recall.

AND – it turned out to be nothing (even though my doc said it was stage 1 cancer)… all subsequent paps have been fine (at least 3 years worth).  Also -kind of random, but is this a new doctor you are seeing?  The one that did my biopsy was new for me – and she did a similar proceedure on a couple different friends (all new patients).  

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I had cervical cancer 7 years ago at the age of 20. I had to have the LEEP procedure done, and have not had a reoccurence since. I don’t plan on having children, but the doctor did tell me that if I wanted to, that I would most likely have to deal with cervical incompetence due to the amount of cervix they removed. So basically, if I were to have kids, then I would be high risk and more than likely be on bed rest the entire time, and very possibly not be able to carry to term. This was one of many reasons my husband and I decided not to have kids.

I would not worry until you have the biopsy results back, because an irregular pap can mean so many things other than cancer. I’ve had 2 biopsies since, and both times it was just cysts that popped on their own

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

double post

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I had this same thing happen to me, but it turned out to be fine.  I was 20 and a sophmore in college.  Never had sex and had no other risk factors.  Had the further testing and everything came back normal.  I can understand your fear though, it was a scary thing to go through.  Chances are everything is ok! Hugs for you!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@psuedobee: Well what does this tell you I am 29 weeks pregnant!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Oh and to add to this, that was 7 years ago, as I’m almost 27.  I’m sure things will be fine!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@psuedobee: welcome 🙂 Let us know how it goes, and trust me, no matter what the results, no one should think anything differently of you. I know when I got my irregular pap back, and then the subsequent tests done, I was able to lean a lot on my girlfriends. While none of them had the same experience, we were able to commiserate over having to go to the gyno, and they were a great support system for me. They will definitely not think anything differently of you, because we all go through these kinds of things, and you never know until you open up! Don’t be ashamed or worried, and people who think negatively about these kinds of things are just uneducated.

 

@Sassygrn: any issues because of the cancer or LEEP?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

I’ve never personally been through this but I’ve had three separate friends have abnormal paps and then go on to have the cervical biopsy come back completely normal so try not to get too upset until you really know what’s going on.  It’s quite likely that you are perfectly fine!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Please don’t freak out!  An abnormal Pap does not automatically mean that you will get cancer!

I had my first abnormal Pap three years ago, and it has been screenings, colposcopies, and biopsies in regular intervalls for me since. Last year I had a Cone Leep.  I’m going in for Paps every three months now and will be until I had three normal ones in a row. So far, I only had one normal one and then back to mild displasia. 🙁

One thing that surprised me was finding out how many girls had a similar story when I started talking about it. I never knew how common this is!

At my last appoinment, I told my OBGyn that we want to start TTC soon, and she said, Great! and prescribed me prenatals.  So apparently, the procedure I had is not a concern.

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