Re: Cells from uterus that show up in a pap
Hi, I just realized uterine cancer had its own board. I was diagnosed with adenocarcioma Ia1 last April and the only treatment I had to have was a hyst to remove my cervix and uterus. The only reason my cancer was found so early was because my regular doc did an HPV test when she did my pap 13 months ago and the gyn I went to for my colposcopy did an ECC (endocervical curettage). The ECC is the only nonsurgical say a doctor can sample the cervical canal. The ECC samples glandular/columnar cells that are in the upper part of the cervix (ward the uterus).
I don't know if the biopsy is right for you, but at least request an ECC. Personally, I'd have whatever biopsy the doctor suggested, but I am coming from a place of thankfulness where 2 doctors did one more test than they usually did.
And just so you know, I am 45, never had children, have gone for my pap ever year for 26 years, and have never had a bad pap. I am a cervical cancer survivor.