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I went for regular pap-smears since I was 18. I was told I had cervical cancer when I was 45. I had cervical changes two years prior and had a freezing of the cervix. My doctor thought that he took care of it, but it came back years later. I had glandular cervical cancer, which is inside the cervix, not on the outside. My doctor said it is rarer than the other. Well, I had a hysterectomy six months later. I’m thankful I had two children already so that wasn’t an issue. Now I’m three years in the clear.
You never know. I've also been married for 18 years and then I was told I had HPV. So girls, keep on getting checked. It saved my life!
I had always been very careful about having regular, annual GYN check-ups. So it was in December that my doctor told me I had an irregular pap test result which indicated precancerous cells (stage II) were present. I knew from previous pelvic exams that I had apparently been born with a 'cervical lesion'. This had a tendency to cause infrequent, mild infections requiring antibiotics 2-3x’s over a 10 year span. However, when I returned for a second pap test in February the cervical cancer had advanced to stage IV cancer. They initially did two cryogenic fezzes if the area which did not stop the cell growth. I also required a more radical procedure, punch biopsy to remove all cancerous cells surrounding the opening of my cervix. Thankfully, this treatment has produced normal pap tests ever since. On another note, I did not have any medical coverage at that time and the hospital provided full coverage under their "uncompensated medical services” policy. I believe all hospitals have some funds set aside for just such cases, but one must simply inquire (insist!) and fill-out appropriate forms. I urge all women to get regular pap tests. It could save your life. .
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