They found low grade cancer and I am scared out of my mind. The reason I had a total was to get rid of the cancer cells. When I had it done they never told me that I could get it on my vaginal wall. Just want to know if there is a chance it could spread to other parts like my bladder. Any advice?
As a cancer patient myself, I know you are scared. The main thing is that the cancer has been found and it can be treated. I would start by asking for a repeat Pap to confirm the results. I have had Paps come back abnormal, yet a second sample was normal. I'm sure, if your doctor is on his game, that he will automatically do that, as well as check surrounding areas/organs for metastases. At one time, my abnormal Pap showed dysplasia and another it was hyperplasia. Both times my Gyn did cryosurgery (froze my cervix) and it was gone. I don't know if cryosurgery is an option with cancer, but you might want to ask. It is far easier than other treatments. Just cramping and watery discharge for 3-5 days. The important thing is to not let your fear paralyze you right now. I say that, because for a month, my diagnosis did that to me. You need a clear head to ask the right questions and to grasp and store the answers. I wish you the very best and hope you will keep us posted.
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Excellent reply from Kathy, she knows what she is talking about. I totally agree with what she has said, the professionals have the information now, so they can order the right treatment for you. Of course you are scared, and it is pointless telling you not to be, but try to stay focused and positive. A positive attitude can actually improve your immune systems response to illness. We are here if you want to 'talk'
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