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    Diagnosed with Cervical Cancer Stage 1a

    Last November I had a pap smear that showed high grade cells (CIN3). I then was referred to gyno and had a Colposcopy which also came back with High grade cells (CIN3). I was then booked in for LLETZ which i got the results on Monday. It showed Stage 1a Cervical Cancer (microscope invasive). I then had a PET/CT Scan yesterday and awaiting hostpital appointment with cancer specialist. I'm so scared that I'm going crazy. I have not slept in 4 days and I have read all the bad things in the world on google. During my PET/CT scan all I could think is what if I have cancer everywhere. I'm going to my GP today to request something to help me sleep until I know what my furture holds. If I have a future. I have 3 beautiful children and a loving husband. We were busy making plans for our future. Now I'm heartbroken I might not have a future. I would love if anyone has had the experience and they could share.
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    Hi there. So sorry to read of your diagnosis. As you can see I had CIN111 back in the 80s.
    The good news here is that yours is a VERY early cancer and it should be eradicated with the surgery. In your googling too you would have found that it is a very slow growing cancer.

    The word cancer knocks us sideways. Google also will usually just fuel fears and get us thinking of worst case scenarios.

    I will be looking forward to a post from you saying "yayyyyy, they got it all and all I have to do now is have more frequent tests for a while to make sure there is no recurrence."

    Hang in there.
    Aussie, age 61
    1987 CIN 111. Cervix lasered, no further problems.

    Years of pain, bleeding, women's plumbing problems. TV ultrasound, tests, eventual hysterectomy 2007, fibroids in lining of Uterus.

    Dx Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma stage 2B bulky, aggressive Dec/09.
    6 chop14 and Neulasta.
    Clean PET April/10, 18 rads 36gy mop up. All done May 2010
    Iffy scan Nov. 2011. Scan Feb 2012 .still in remission.Still NED Nov 2012.
    Discharged Nov 2014.

    May/2012. U/sound, thyroid scan, FNB. Benign adenoma.

    Relapse Apr 2016. AITL. Some chemos then on to allo transplant. Onc says long remission was good. Still very fixable.

    SCT Aug 2016

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    Same Boat

    I would love to hear your story as I am just beginning the same journey. I am meeting with the oncologist Monday to see what stage I am at. CIN 3 was found at initial coloscopy but they found it has spread after have a cold-knife conization. OBGYN says I need a hysterectomy for sure. I too have 4 little kids and that is what is most worrisome. I would love to hear what has happened next.
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