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    Confused and worried

    Hi. I am 28 years old. In the past my Pap smears have all been normal. I had my last Pap smear three years ago and everything was normal then too. This year my Pap was abnormal and after a colposcopy the doctor said that I have high grade dysplasia and have to go in for a cone biopsy. Why in a three year span did it go from normal to high grade dysplasia? I havenít had any new sexual partners in the last seven years

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    Hi there,
    I moved your posted into the worried section as per forum policy. You do not have a diagnosis of cancer, thank goodness, so your post was moved here.

    You ask a good question. From cancer. net:

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is usually passed from one person to another during direct skin-to-skin contact. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. There are more than 150 different types of HPV. Most men and women have no symptoms or health problems to indicate when they have HPV.
    So as you can see, sex is not the only way HPV is contracted. It is best you speak with your dr to see the type of strain you have and maybe you can get more answer from there.

    Remember not all of these situations lead to cancer and please speak to your dr about the HPV vaccines.
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED - no evidence of disease
    Aug 2019 - 5 yrs NED and discharged from cancer clinic!!!!!


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