I just turned 20 years old and I have cervical cancer.
I waited until last September to go to the gyno because I just had this weird feeling something was wrong and it scared me. When I went they told me I had to come have a colopscopy done to see if I had cervical cancer because I had HPV. My results came back a few weeks later and it was cervical cancer. I had cryosurgery in December. This April I went for my follow up and had another biopsy and thank God the cancer was gone but I have some pre-cancerous cells and I go back to the doctor next week to see if they have developed into anything and see if I have to have the surgery again. I am usually ok with everything but for some reason now I am just really scared. I want everything to be fine and I don't want to have to worry about biopsies and surgeries and everything. I don't know anyone around here either who has gone through what I'm going through so I can talk to people but they don't really understand. I'm so glad I found this site because maybe someone on here will be able to talk to me about things and we can share advice. =]
I am 22, and going thru this too, I just recently had a leep procedure, and there were still pre cancerous cells, I have to have another leep on the 7th of aug, if I still have the cells after this procedure, they will give me a hysterectomey! I am pretty scared myself.
How was the dypslasia detected (Michelle and Jamie)? What made your doctor decide to do the colposcopy in the first place?
I was sent for a colpo because my HPV test came back positive for high risk. My paps have always been good (no problems) my doctor wanted to see if and where the dysplasia was since it wasn't showing on the paps. It was found in the endocervical canal when the gyn did an ECC along with my colpo. Thank God she did the ECC!
I went to the gyno in the first place to get back on birth control. I've had to take it since I was 15 because I cramp so bad. But they called back and said I had to see a specialist because I had HPV and it was very bad so they did the colpo because he said he wanted to be sure even if I didn't have it but I did so Thank God he did it. When I go back next week I will find out if I have to have more surgery too. I am really scared this time too.
I am sorry to hear that you have to go through this at such an early age. If you do not mind me asking how long was it between your last pap and the pap that showed abnormailities?
I am sure everything will be fine, you just have to believe. I had a LEEP done April of 07 because of moderate dysplasia and HR HPV, went back for 6 month check up and everything was fine went back 6 months later and was positive for HR HPV and ASCUS, so I am going back in two weeks for another pap to see if things are the same or if they have gotten worse. Trust me you are not alone in this, I am terrified of mine coming back with cancer, but I have to think positive and this site helps alot because there are so many of us that have gone through the samething. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
I waited until last October to get my first pap ever. And everyone I have had since then has been abnormal. I have been hoping and praying that next week I will go back and he will tell me the pre-cancerous cells are gone.
I have been hoping and praying that next week I will go back and he will tell me the pre-cancerous cells are gone.
Michelle, I hate to say this but I don't think there is any way for the precancerous cells to just disappear. The only way I know of that they will not be there is if they are removed (surgery and/or biopsy). I wish you the best, but I don't want to give you false hope.
I think it is VERY LIKELY that your doctor has found this so early that perhaps a biopsy (like maybe a cone biopsy or LEEP) will be diagnositic AND treatment. That is what I hope for you.
Ha ha I know it can't just disappear. Wouldn't everyones lives be so much easier if that were the case ha ha. Thanks so much for being there for me. I know that God would not have brought this on me if I wasn't able to handle it.
I am new to this..but after reading your post, I know that this is the place for me! I am sorry to hear of what you're going through at such an early age. I know how you are feeling right now...I am scared, well more like T E R R I F I E D ! I am 30 and just found out about my problems. I had a colpo on Monday, after my pap came back HGSIL. I am still waiting for the results. My doctor has already scheduled me for cryosurgery on Aug 18. She said it would take at least 2...but if my biopsy came back worse, that will be canceled and I will have to go into the hospital for a cone biopsy. I am really scared of what the future holds for me....while she was doing the biopsy she made remarks that lead me to believe that she expects my results to be worse. She said that changes to my cervix were "extensive". Since Monday, everytime I even think of that word I feel like crying. Sorry.....don't mean to take over your post with my story. I just want you to know that you aren't alone. Please let us know what happens with you. I will be praying for you.
I had an abnormal pap when I was pregnant with my second son, or I probably wouldn't have went. My doctor told me if I would have waited 2 more years I would see my children graduate. I have another leep procedure Thursday, I hope it is gone and over with then!