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if your paps are uptodate an dfine, then teh good news is you have been doinga ll you can, and if there is teh start of any abnormal cells, chances are that is all they will be.

it takes a good ten year sfor abnormal cells to change into cancer,a nd even then there is alot that can be doen fro cervical cancer....it is the most treatable form of cancer, with the highest sucess rate.

but lets go backa few hundred steps.....you've had regular paps....

so basically what will happen next is youw ill see your gyno. she will have a look at your insides more closely.

they use a clamp just a sthey do for paps, but then bath your cervix in a vinegar dressing (yup it even smells of vinegar!), this doesnt hurt but can feel a littel strange (i dont known abt anyone else but to me tahts the worse bit).

the vinegar makes any abnormal cells show up white, so that the gyneo can then look closer at them.

if she feels further investigation is required she may take a very small puncture biopsy to send off to the lab.

this will be checke dto see if you show any signs of dysplasia etc (this is what we are on about with cinI,cinII,and cinIII)

if cinI is visable a sthis is mild dysplassia, most gynos will just monitor teh situation through 6 monthly paps, as mild cells often return to normal of their own accord.

if on teh otehr hand it is CINII or CINIII moderate or severe @(severe being what i have), then the gyno may decide that further treatment is required to remove the cells.

there are different treatments available depending on your gyno, teh extent of teh problem, where the problem areas are etc. i myself had a leep under local nisthetic, and this really is nothing to fear, they just remove the cells using a loop, which tehy run electroids through, and cortorize the skin afternwards. i was wide awake the whoel tyime, it only took five minutes, and i honestly only felt teh first needle.

anotehr treatment is teh cone biospy.

both of tehse treatments can also be doen under general anisthetic.

in both of tehse casdes the cells removed are sent fro further investigation,s o that they can diagnose exactly to what extent the cells were effected, and also check for "clear margins" to ensure they got it all.

after this has beenm doen is regular pap checks.

another option is laser, however they cant send that off for further investigation as it destroys the cells.

so many of us on this board thjo have had, or are hving this treatment, it really is notrhing to efar and thats if you even end up having to go that far.

for now concerntrate on relaxing (as stress is teh biggest trigger for lowering teh immune system), and ensure you are following a healthy lifestyle.

good luck at the gynos and keep us posted :-)
[QUOTE=becks77;3076566]if your paps are uptodate an dfine, then teh good news is you have been doinga ll you can, and if there is teh start of any abnormal cells, chances are that is all they will be.

it takes a good ten year sfor abnormal cells to change into cancer,a nd even then there is alot that can be doen fro cervical cancer....it is the most treatable form of cancer, with the highest sucess rate.

but lets go backa few hundred steps.....you've had regular paps....

so basically what will happen next is youw ill see your gyno. she will have a look at your insides more closely.

they use a clamp just a sthey do for paps, but then bath your cervix in a vinegar dressing (yup it even smells of vinegar!), this doesnt hurt but can feel a littel strange (i dont known abt anyone else but to me tahts the worse bit).

the vinegar makes any abnormal cells show up white, so that the gyneo can then look closer at them.

if she feels further investigation is required she may take a very small puncture biopsy to send off to the lab.

this will be checke dto see if you show any signs of dysplasia etc (this is what we are on about with cinI,cinII,and cinIII)

if cinI is visable a sthis is mild dysplassia, most gynos will just monitor teh situation through 6 monthly paps, as mild cells often return to normal of their own accord.

if on teh otehr hand it is CINII or CINIII moderate or severe @(severe being what i have), then the gyno may decide that further treatment is required to remove the cells.

there are different treatments available depending on your gyno, teh extent of teh problem, where the problem areas are etc. i myself had a leep under local nisthetic, and this really is nothing to fear, they just remove the cells using a loop, which tehy run electroids through, and cortorize the skin afternwards. i was wide awake the whoel tyime, it only took five minutes, and i honestly only felt teh first needle.

anotehr treatment is teh cone biospy.

both of tehse treatments can also be doen under general anisthetic.

in both of tehse casdes the cells removed are sent fro further investigation,s o that they can diagnose exactly to what extent the cells were effected, and also check for "clear margins" to ensure they got it all.

after this has beenm doen is regular pap checks.

another option is laser, however they cant send that off for further investigation as it destroys the cells.

so many of us on this board thjo have had, or are hving this treatment, it really is notrhing to efar and thats if you even end up having to go that far.

for now concerntrate on relaxing (as stress is teh biggest trigger for lowering teh immune system), and ensure you are following a healthy lifestyle.

good luck at the gynos and keep us posted :-)[/QUOTE]

Hi - bless you for your very kind and comprehensive reply - that has really eased my mind and helped me understand what you guys have been talking about - as I really was not sure at all. Thanks again - will let you know what they say at the gyno. Thanks





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