Uterine Cancer Detected on Cervical Biopsy

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Uterine Cancer Detected on Cervical Biopsy

by Love2Sk8 on Tue Dec 21, 2010 05:05 AM

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I don't think I got all the correct medical language from my doctor, but here is the series of events so far:

I am 41 years old. I have had 2 children and 1 miscarriage. I have never had an abnormal PAP smear or unusual gynecological symptoms.

Last month, I had an abnormal PAP. I went back for colposcopy. Both the PAP and the biopsy after the colposcopy showed HSIL CIN II/III. Then while looking at the biopsy results, my doctor said there were uterine cancer cells detected - not the type of cells one would find on the cervix.

Now he wants to do a cold knife conization to remove a cone shaped section of the cervix and then have further biopsy. But he is prepping me that I will most likely need a hysterectomy.

I guess without the exact language on the biopsy, I don't know what type of uterine cancer would be detected through a cervical biopsy. Would it most likely be endometrial?

If I do need a hysterectomy, how/when will I know if I need other treatment such as radiation or chemotherapy? Will the results of the cone biopsy determine what treatment is needed and if I should see a gynecological oncologist?

Thanks for any advice or experiences you can offer.

Best wishes,

Anna

RE: Uterine Cancer Detected on Cervical Biopsy

by debmom on Wed Feb 16, 2011 02:31 AM

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On Dec 21, 2010 5:05 AM Love2Sk8 wrote:

I don't think I got all the correct medical language from my doctor, but here is the series of events so far:

I am 41 years old. I have had 2 children and 1 miscarriage. I have never had an abnormal PAP smear or unusual gynecological symptoms.

Last month, I had an abnormal PAP. I went back for colposcopy. Both the PAP and the biopsy after the colposcopy showed HSIL CIN II/III. Then while looking at the biopsy results, my doctor said there were uterine cancer cells detected - not the type of cells one would find on the cervix.

Now he wants to do a cold knife conization to remove a cone shaped section of the cervix and then have further biopsy. But he is prepping me that I will most likely need a hysterectomy.

I guess without the exact language on the biopsy, I don't know what type of uterine cancer would be detected through a cervical biopsy. Would it most likely be endometrial?

If I do need a hysterectomy, how/when will I know if I need other treatment such as radiation or chemotherapy? Will the results of the cone biopsy determine what treatment is needed and if I should see a gynecological oncologist?

Thanks for any advice or experiences you can offer.

Best wishes,

Anna

Hi Anna:

Sorry but I just noticed your message and wondered how you are doing now?

I was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2007.

Hope everything turned out ok,

Best,

Deb

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