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Unread 01-09-2004, 09:06 PM
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I had cervical cancer. A TAH tool away the cancer, all my borders were cancer free. My 1 year check up is quckly approaching and I'm getting nervous. What is the point of a pap smear now if I no longer have a cervix? Can the cancer still come back if all my "cancer" parts were removed? Any idea what Dr. will be testing?

Any input will be appreciated.

Off topic question, what happened to the chatroom here, is there still one??
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Unread 01-09-2004, 09:44 PM
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Based on what I've read if cervical cancer comes back it is most likely to come back in the vagina. So the doctor will exam that and do a 'vault smear' which is just like a pap smear except they take it from the top of your vagina, where your cervix usta be.

Is the first check up you have had since your surgery? Will you see the gyn/onc?

I had cervical cancer, although I didn't have surgery, and I see the doctor every 3 months for a pap smear. Aren't I lucky?


Hugs,
Janie
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Unread 01-14-2004, 08:54 PM
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Judy is right. I had a hyst. for endometrial & cervical cancer in Dec/02 but I still have to see my doctor for a pap test every 3 months even though I no longer have a cervix. No fun, but cancer isn't fun either so I make myself go. I wish both of you good health in 2004!!!

Monalees
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Unread 01-15-2004, 06:59 AM
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I had a TAH BSO for stage 1b endo cancer back in Feb 2000, and had to go frequently for pap smears for the first couple of years. Now I'm back to a yearly Pap, but have a pelvic exam every six months, and a CT scan once a year around my Hysterversary. All clear so far, and we don't expect it to be otherwise.

I wondered, like you did, what there was left to "pap" once the surgery was over. At the time of the surgery, I met with the radiation oncologist (didnt need treatments, but the GYN wanted me to hear that directly from the rad onc) and he told me that the place where endo cancer mostly likely recurs, if it does at all, is in the vaginal cuff. I think that's where the Pap is taken from, or at least one of the areas, anyway.

Hopefully you'll be just fine...early detection is the key in so many cases of gyn cancers.

Blessings.
Marlene
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