Endocervical Glands?

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Endocervical Glands?

by smileINseattle on Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:00 AM

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The pathology report I received diagnosed CIN 2 to 3 "extending into endocervical glands". I have gotten very different (and no definitive!) answers from my nurses, doctor, naturopaths and online.

*Where are the endocervical glands?
*How many of them are there?
*What complications may I have conceiving/giving birth if my dysplasia has extended into them?


Thanks to any of you who may be able to shed light on this for me!!

RE: Endocervical Glands?

by herenow on Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:00 AM

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Please make an appointment with a GYN/ONC, immediately. It's not that I want to frighten you. But if you have dysplasia that extends into the endocervical canal and into the glands, you need to be further assessed by a specialist. If your gynecologist won't give you a referral, call your primary care physician and get a referral. Do this on Monday. More than likely, that doctor will want to do a cold knife cone biopsy to both diagnose and, hopefully, treat you. But make that appointment as soon as your doctor's office is open.

I will definitely put out good thoughts for you!

RE: Endocervical Glands?

by smileINseattle on Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:00 AM

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Yes, he does want to do the cold knife. The weird thing is that the endocervix curettage he did was negative, so it doesn't extend into the canal. The lab report says that the final diagnosis is: "Endocervix curettage; benign endocervical mucosa. Negative for cytologic atypia or malignancy. Cervix, 12 o'clock biopsy; Fragment of transformation zone mucosa with focal moderate to severe squamous dysplasis (CIN II to III), extending into endocervical glands. No invasive malignancy identified." I've also met with three naturopaths this week, hoping to avoid surgery and general anesthesia. I would like to do oral and vaginal vitamins, in hopes of helping the dysplasia to regress. My gyn said he would be comfortable doing another biopsy in 6-7 weeks to determine if the vitamins are having any effect and let that help me decide whether to go ahead with the surgery or continue the natural route.

RE: Endocervical Glands?

by trehouse60 on Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:00 AM

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If you're going the vitamin route to regress the dysplasia, you might ask about IV vitamin C.  would provide much surer means of absorption, and IV vitamin C is seeming to be very good at promoting a hostile environment to cancerous cells. Plus it is unlikely to cause you any harm.

I hope the treatment works for you. 

Sincerely,

Tre

RE: Endocervical Glands?

by herenow on Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:00 AM

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I'm so happy you have done your research! I will definitely put out good thoughts for you! I honestly wish I had known about options before I got bullied into LEEP. I actually had LGSIL with focal HGSIL in two quadrants or less, with no dysplasia in the endocervical canal and the glands. I had time to set up Plan A, in the form of alternative medicine.

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