Re: Atypical Glandular Cells. Scared.
Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences.
I had my biopsies (ECC, Endometrial, & Colposcopy) done on the 12th of December and the doctor called me on Friday the 16th. When she did my biopsies she did tell me that she could see a tumor on my cervix and she held out her fingers to about an inch to show the size. So with that I was kind of prepared to hear that I was going to need maybe something else done, but was not expecting what came with the results. Not good news! She told me that all 5 samples came back with Invasive Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix. She stated that there is a chance that this has spread and I would need further testing.
She was requesting that we come to the office on that Friday after she told me the results over the phone, but I was in no shape to do that. I just needed a little time to collect myself and thoughts before I met with her again. My Husband and I went to meet with my OB/GYN Dr. in person on that following Monday. She told us that she had more concerns than what she told me over the phone. One of the samples was showing Cribriform and Papillary patterns, which means that itís further advanced and we should be worried about this. We asked how many cases like this do they see in their office. Her reply wasÖ she has never seen this advanced of a case in their office. With her eyes as watery as mine she stated that they usually catch this much earlier. She also stated that she had looked back in my records and that the HPV was detected back in 2007. (My prior Doctor neglected to tell me that at that time and told me to come back in 3 years to get my next Pap because they had changed the policy. If you have a normal pap & everything else is normal then you only get Pap every 3 years. They told me it was all normal and so my next Pap wasnít till Aug. 2010.) So with that the Dr. said she was very sorry that it was missed and if I had been under her care at that time she would have had me back in 2008 to do all these biopsies.
My Husband and I left that appointment scared out of our minds. Now thereís a good change that this could have been going on for 5 YEARS!!!! WTH!!!!
Everything we read and all the paper work that the Dr. gave to us states that they donít have a treatment for Adenocarcinoma; it is treated as though itís Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
She referred me to a GYN/Oncologist at the Women's Cancer Center. My appointment with them is January 3rd. Waiting sucks! They have told me that I will be getting a Chest X-ray, Blood work, CT scan, and PET scan. This will help decide the course of treatment. I will have to get a radical hysterectomy to remove everything, lymph node removal, and some surrounding tissue. I will also have to have Chemo & Radiation treatments as well. Itís going to be a long hard road but Iím ready to fight.