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Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian Message Board


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OH, I am so sorry you are feeling so scared, but do know that you are not alone. I am going through the same thing right now.

From the sounds of things, you have mild dysplasia. The most important thing for you to remember here is that it is mild. Even if it is moderate, you are a long way from having cancer. The next important thing to remember is that you went and it will now be taken care so that it will never become cancer.

The correct protocol is the colposcopy. You are correct - looking at the cervix with a microscope type instrument. The doctor can see any areas that do not look "normal". If those areas are seen then a biopsy is done. Don't let that word "biopsy" scare you. It is just a sampling of cells on your cervix. Depending on the results, your doctor will decide on treatment. Those treatments are not bad - truly. Once that area is treated, you will be followed over the next year or two with more frequent PAPs and most show no problems after that. And no, you are not producing bad cells any where else in your body.

Fear is a hard thing to deal with. To help yourself you need to put things into perspective a bit. Cervical cancer in countries like the US and England is extremely rare. That is because of the PAP test. You have done the absolute right thing in going and now it will be taken care of. Your doctor may be acting like it is "no big deal" because he sees this quite often. He is also not seeing anything awful in your results. Something that may require treatment, yes, but not something that he is overly worried about from a doctor's perspective. However, if you do not feel comfortable with him, go somewhere else. Your emotional comfort is important too.

I am so sorry about the rape, but I think you are very brave. Given your fears after that you have done the right thing and that could not have been easy. Try to imagine "down there", if you can, as just another body part when you go to the doctors. I understand that must not be easy, but it might help. See it clinically rather than sexually.

You are doing all of the right things. You are taking care of it. And yes, you are going to live. Even if it were cancer, which it is not, the cure rate is extremely high.

And, if you need to cry, then cry. If you feel needy right now, that is OK. We all feel that way sometimes in our lives. You certainly have more reason than most because of the rape, and I would hope that anyone could understand that. Be gentle with yourself. You have been through a lot. You are strong and brave too. Keep telling yourself that as well.

This is going to be a hard time for you, but you are going to be fine. There are lots of people willing to support you, so you are not alone. Let us know what the doctor says and don't be afraid to say you are scared or to ask the questions. You have a right to know and a right to feel better.

Dor





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