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|Tue, 05-06-2003 - 5:56pm|
Today, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I had a pap smear in January that came back abnormal. I had a follow up pap smear in April that came back abnormal, as well. I went in for a colposcopy, where they did a small biopsy of my cervix. Today, I was informed, the biopsy shows cancer. Tomorrow, I will be meeting with my gynecologist, who will be referring me to a specialist, and scheduling a conization, which will remove a large portion of my cervix, as well as an endomitrial biopsy, MRI, catscan, and ultrasound, to see what stage of cancer I have. We will act accordingly. The conization may remove all of the cancer, I may require a partial or a complete hysterectomy, and I may undergo radiation and/or chemotherapy.
Please, please, please, to protect yourself AND your fertility, please have annual pap smears.
Love - Mindy