... Hello, ladies,
Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with cervical adenocarcinoma after an abnormal pap and then biopsy. Last week I had a LEEP. The oncologist cut out a large area. He said it looked pretty invasive and bled a lot (vascularized).
Five days after the LEEP (last night) I started with a low grade fever. It's been around 100'F on and off. The tricky part is I've also... (1 replies)
... I went thru the same conundrum in 1982. I was 22 and had just gotten married. I chose to go the route of the cone biopsy which resulted in clear margins. I had my first child in 1983 and my second in 1986 with normal full term pregnacies. ... (7 replies)
... Peace of mind is so important. I kept having discharge and abnormal bleeding, which was brushed off by my GP as menopause. I was worried so kept going back. Eventually I was referred for an ultrasound scan and an MRI a scan, which showed a cyst on my left ovary. This turned out to be cancer. I had my surgery a year ago and they saved my life by removing the tumour and all... (2 replies)
... The acid didn't turn any cells white and my doc performed the ECC and endometrial biopsy. The nurse just called to tell me that the endometrial biopsy was normal but there weren't enough cervical cells to get a clear "picture" so the plan is simply to repeat my pap in 6 months. ... (2 replies)
... I was unable to get clear margins from my cone biopsy after being diagnosed with AIS, so it was hysterectomy for me. ... (2 replies)
... Thank you for your answer! I am glad that you feel well now! How do you feel after the hysterectomy?
I will get my results this week, just before Christmas.... The strange thing is that they only found squamous cells with dysplasia on the ECC, but on the pap test AGC. Maybe they found more on the cone biopsy. (4 replies)
... Hi Jessica. I also had a cone biopsy after abnormal glandular cells were found in an ECC that suggested adenocarcinoma in situ. ... (4 replies)
... I am worried about my results from the laser cone biopsy that I did last week. Everything started out with AGC on the PAP test. After further investigations with biopsy they found CINIII in the cervical canal. I have also high risk HPV. ... (4 replies)
... cone biopsy, which ultimately was unsuccessful, and then a hysterectomy. Even though the cone didn't work for me, I don't regret having tried it at all. The cone biopsy surgery was relatively simple and the recovery time was quick. For me it was definitely worth the effort to at least try and avoid the hysterectomy. ... (7 replies)
... Yes its one of the high risk and this is my second time with High Grade. First time they did a LEEP. Went 6 months had another check and it was low grade so they did the cryo. Went 6 months and brings me to my latest which is a mix of high and low grade. He could not do a colposcopy because the opening of my cervix is like a pin point, so in order for him to get in to do a... (7 replies)
... I've always leaned toward the side of not wanting children, but deciding to not have them and have the choice taken away from you are two different things. Cone biopsy COULD take care of it, but it also could not and I would, once again, have to go through it all again and end up with the hysterectomy anyway. ... (7 replies)
... So very sorry to hear about your diagnosis, Jessica. I got my diagnosis just about this time of year two years ago and well remember how stressful it was.
I got a lot of support and inspiration from two much larger and more active online support forums for cervical cancer. We are not allowed to post links here, but I encourage you to look for additional sources of support... (4 replies)
... I'm 44 with 2 kids and a 3-month budding relationship.
I want to be cheerful. But I keep cycling from cheerful, to numb, to scared out of my wits.
Results came back 4 days ago (Monday), and I'm scheduled for a colop, biopsy, and ECC in a few weeks. I've had persistent heavy periods with clotting, post-coital bleeding (scares my boyfriend because he thinks he's hurt me,... (4 replies)
... I got my results today and they were not so good... invasive adenocarcinoma. Small, but no clear margins. I am scheduled for a surgery with removal of uterus, ovaries and all lymph nodes around in the area. So sad about it... (4 replies)
... Thank you all so much for your posts! Definitely has helped. Though I still am not sure what to do yet, it has definitely given me more food for thought. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! (7 replies)
... There are studies that show oral or vaginal misoprostol is effective at "priming" the cervix in preparation for certain procedures. I wonder if it would work to get a colposcopy? (7 replies)
... I had already had my children so that was not an issue. The side effects have been distressing. Hysterectomy compromises pelvic integrity as far as organ placement and skeletal structure. The bladder and bowel descend after the uterus is removed which can alter function. I have had bowel issues since my surgery along with minor bladder issues. The four sets of ligaments that... (7 replies)
... If you are not 100% comfortable with a hysterectomy, you may very well end up regretting it. And not only for the inability to have children. I had one 8 years ago at age 49 and I regret it every day. My body (inside and out) and every aspect of my life has changed for the worse. I would not have chosen this unless it was absolutely necessary. My gynecologist was dishonest... (7 replies)
... old that because the abnormal cells were found so deep in my cervix they needed to do an ECC. No one had told me before the pap that I would need to have another biopsy and it hurt like crazy. The doctor seemed surprised that it was hurting so badly but tried to put me at ease. ... (2 replies)
... Just a little background.. back in 2009, I was 27, I had my annual pap smear done and they found abnormal cells. They had me come in again 6 months later and they were still there, so they scheduled me for a colposcopy and they didn't find anything to biopsy, but had me come back in 6 months after that for another pap. At that time it still showed the same abnormal cells and... (3 replies)