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Hi Sherrie! It is a scary time. Hopefully knowledge and information will help you feel a little more in control.

I didn't have a LEEP. I had a cold knife cone biopsy which is done under general anesthesia. It was only a 20-30 minute procedure, so I wasn't under very deep, but I was o-u-t! From what I've read on this board is that about half of the ladies have a LEEP in the hospital and half in the doctor's office.

As far as the HPV/dna test, that's what my doctor ran on me back in December. The only results I got was that I was positive for high risk HPV, not what strain. I think it is another test that gives the strain. I'm curious, but I don't have to know what strain right now.

I believe my cervical cancer was detected because of 2 doctors doing one more test than they normally did. A) My regular doc (who did my paps for years) did the HPV test for the first time and it came back positive for high risk HPV. B) The gyn that I went to for my colposcopy did an ECC at that time (because there was nothing to bipsy on my exocervix and she "just wanted to check" the cervical canal). That's where the cancer was "hiding".

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "highly abnormal". Is it CIN III? adeno/carcinoma in situ? If it is either one of those, then I highly suggest you see a gynecological oncologist. They are specially trained to know how to handle precancerous and cancerous conditions.

Also, it is still possible to conceive a baby even if you have to have the cervix removed. The doctor can do a certain procedure which allows you to maintain a pregnancy. I think it is called a circlet or something like that. The baby is then delivered via caesarian, I think.

I hope that helps!
Hello again,
Thanks so much for reply-this site is great! I was hoping I woudl find somthign like this to talk to other women that have gone through all this.
I had some question if you dont mind:
I didn't have a LEEP. I had a cold knife cone biopsy which is done under general anesthesia. -Q: I guess I need to ask why a LEEP and not another procedure but I think the LEEP is affective form waht I read

Its hard to decide if I should be under or not-my doctor is pusing not to be...

I believe my cervical cancer was detected because of 2 doctors doing one more test than they normally did. A) -Q: I asked her if there coul dbe cancer-she said its rare it woudl not have been found-but I think I have had a lot of rare things in my life so how do we know for sure..I dont want them to come back in a year and say oh yah it was hiding we found it now! What is the EEC test? Yes it was CIN III...I think I will
see gynecological oncologist..my mom suggested this too-and I said nah my docotr knows..but its MY health and I need to be an advocate for myself and make sure I am 100% satisfied and not worry about the docotrs feelings. So I really do apprecate you suggesting this as well. Do you recommend any in teh Worcester area? Not sure I can ask this on this board or not.

So it is possible to have this high reading and have cancer "hiding" ? Can I ask you what they did when they found the cancer? Was it an early stage and you just had some it removed? A girl at my work had it and she was fine, she had a son years later too.

The whole HPV is scary...glad I am happily married...but I just dont get it-men can carry this and pass it yet no vaccine for them and no test for them or is there a test to see if my husband has it..





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