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Unread 08-01-2003, 02:14 PM
CIN III - Scheduling surgery today.

I'm so thankful for all the knowledge that I've gained by visiting this site. It is so nice to know that I am not alone!! I've been diagnosed with CIN III. I met with the surgeon yesterday and he wanted me in for a LEEP, but that couldn't be scheduled untill the 25th, then he said that it would be 6 weeks after that for my hyster. I'm tired of waiting just get it over with already!! I called him back this morning and told him my feelings, that I did not care to have the LEEP, just to go straight to the hyster, he'll do it but he says the LEEP will tell if it's invasive yet or not. Even if it is invasive they will end up doing the hyster, so why wait and give it time to spread? Why more cutting on my cervix?? I know that doctors (some) like to be precauious, but they're not the ones that have to live with it. This doctor isn't the one constantly getting his cervix cut on. Ouch!!!! He said that he'll have the nurse call me this afternoon and schedule the date, I told him the sooner the better, I just need some peace of mind, it's way past time for me to think of something else for a change. I know that you all have similar thoughts and feelings, and I'm very thankful that we all have eachother for support.Thanks for letting me vent!

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Unread 08-01-2003, 02:37 PM
CIN III - Scheduling surgery today.


I was diagnosed with Endocervical Adenocarcinoma InSitu. My Gyn wanted to do a cone, but before that I went and saw a Gyn-Oncologist. The Gyn-Onc recommended a hysterectomy but said to do the cone first. I kind of felt like you and said Why if he was recommending a hysterectomy. He told me it was important because it let them know if it was invasive and determined what kind of surgery to do and how much to take, also who would do the surgery. He said if it was non invasive a regular hysterectomy could be done by my Gyn but that if it was invasive then I should come back to him or another specialist and that the surgery would involve taking surrounding tissues and nodes. I understand your not wanting to go through more than absolutely necessary and wanting to get it over, though. I don't blame you. Good Luck to you.
Unread 08-01-2003, 02:53 PM
CIN III - scheduling surgery today

Thank you soo much for explaining all of that in further detail, that's more information than I received yesterday. He just kept saying that even though it was unlikely that mine was invasive yet he still wanted to go that route. Once the remove my cervix during the hyster can't they tell then, and then go from there?
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Unread 08-01-2003, 03:04 PM
CIN III - Scheduling surgery today.

Yes, they will examine all that and be able to tell. But if they find out after the surgery that it is invasive and that they should have removed more then I guess the possibility is that you would have to have another surgery. I am not sure about this as I did not ask about it. Once it was explained, I just went ahead with the cone. I would guess a leep/cone and then surgery is less invasive than facing 2 surgeries because they didn't take enough the first time. Of course, if it is non-invasive than no problem. I am just speculating though. Why don't you call your Dr. and ask him why he prefers doing the leep first and ask what would happen if you did the surgery and they found out it was invasive. Be sure and let me know what you find out.
Unread 08-01-2003, 03:10 PM
CIN III - scheduling surgery today

Thanks!!! I will ask , and let you know! There is soo much to understand, it seems once you've been diagnosed with an ailment, you find soo much infomation, before you're done you wonder who the expert really is the doctor or the survivors!

Thanks soo much, you've been so helpful.

Unread 08-01-2003, 06:01 PM
CIN III - Scheduling surgery today.

I had a LEEP done, but did not have the Cone. I skipped to the hysterectomy as well. My gyn/oncologist felt like it could be skipped. Good luck with your decision.
Unread 08-01-2003, 07:02 PM

You should definitely do research here. I thought the cone biopsy was very necessary for staging the cancer. Treatment for mine, stage 1A was completely different then my friend who had stage1b and had to have radiation. It is better to know what stage your cancer is at. If it is past a certain stage they do a radical hysterectomy rather than a simple hysterectomy. Some stages they leave the uterus in so they can distribute radiation better. I would be nervous to skip this stage. Also I read that a cold cone is much better to determine the depth of the cancer. A LEEP is using something that is heated and can make it hard to determine something that is microinvasive. I had the cold cone and went out for the procedure. I don't recommend the epidural. It wasn't so bad except that I went for a huge bike ride a few days later and bled for almost two weeks.
Unread 08-03-2003, 12:19 PM
CIN III - Scheduling surgery today.

Hi Torey,

Hang in there! This part is the worst--waiting, organizing, worrying. I have to say that like electriclaudia, I am confused about the use of a LEEP for staging--is it going to be a LEEP/cone or just a LEEP? From what I've read, I think a cold-knife cone biopsy is much more reliable in terms of staging than a LEEP.

As the others have mentioned. the cone can provide more detailed information on the size and depth of the lesion and therefore give the doctor a more thorough game plan for the hysterectomy. For example, they will know whether or not they need to sample lymph nodes to test for the spread of cancer. However, if the doc is planning to do that anyway a pre-surgery cone might not be necessary.

Good luck to you and let us know what your doctor says.

Unread 08-04-2003, 07:43 AM
CIN III - Scheduling surgery today.

I was confused too with the terminology between leep and cone. My sister and Mom (who work in pathology labs, my sister is a cytotech) and my Dr. had me all confused. I was thinking they were two different procedures. Then my GYN explained that the leep is the instrument used to do a cone or biopsy. The cone is a procedure where they take a cone shaped part of your uterus. A cold cone is when they use a knife or whatever instead of the leep to get the cone. I had a leep done to take a small cone biopsy. This was done in my Dr's office and diagnosed the problem. Then I had to go to the hospital and be put out to have a larger cone taken. Anyway, it helped me alot to know the leep is an instrument used to do a procedure. I think alot of times the word is used as a procedure which can be confusing.

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