Re: carcinoma in situ
To my knowledge, cin 3 and carcinoma in situ are the same.
The "line" between identifying cin 2 or 3 (in situ) is extremely fine. Meaning, it boils down to who interprets "it".
Since you "caught" "it" early-I do say, personaly I wouldn't be worried too much. Do keep up with your doc's appointment and your diet, stress level ect.
I had cin3 (in situ). Removed by leep/cone biopsy a few months ago. My stupidity was that it was only my second smear (how it came to the leep last dec.), in my life. First one in grade 9 high school. I'm now 30 yrs old. I didn't know the importance of the pap smear.
Point-how slow, how fast it progresses depends on alot of factors, from one women to the next, extremely different. How they "rate" the tissue being analyzed is also seemingly quite different from one "microscope" (for a lack of better word) to another. BIG point is-if you follow up with your doc's recommendation about how often YOU should get a smear performed, you won't die from this.
Hope this brings comfort.