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Hi Anonymous

I have been in your shoes. I had cervical carcinoma in situ, a cone biopsy and a LEEP. It is scary. You are afraid they didn't get all of it, you are worried about what that will mean, if it is still there or returns will it spread? It is totally normal to experience some depression when dealing with this situation.

Those cells can come back. They can miss a few and they can grow more. That is why you go back more frequently for check ups, to be sure that doesn't happen or if it does, they catch it right away and take care of it. We do have an article about this can may help you: https://www.empowher.com/cervical-cancer/content/cervical-cancer-preventing-often-deadly-form-cancer.

In my case, I had a young son, severe dysplasia, and carcinoma in situ which means cancer that hasn't spread. I had the cone and also had to have the LEEP where they cauterize the entire area. That was about 14 years ago. I had the surgery, had all the follow ups, had a couple of abnormal Paps here and there but they were always just irritation and nothing more. So it IS scary, but they likely got all of the cells, and if they didn't, they will. Cervical cancer caught early is quite curable.

If the depression doesn't lift, please discuss it with your doctor. In the meantime, I know you will be worried but please know the odds are in your favor. Good luck and if we can help you further, please let us know.

September 22, 2010 - 6:45pm


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