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A Typical Glandular Cells A Typical Glandular Cells

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Unread 01-13-2007, 04:24 PM
A Typical Glandular Cells

Hi Ladies,
I Am New Here, Thanks For Having Me.

I Had Normal Paps All My Life. I Am Now 46 And Got A Call Back In Nov That I Had An Abnormal Pap. Everyone Told Me Not To Worry, That Is Happens All The Time. Come To Find Out The Dr Said I Have A Very Rare Finding, Called A Typical Glandular Cells Of Unknown Source. I Went In For A D&c And A Cone Biopsy On 1/5 And Will Get The Results On 1/24. I Have Read Every Internet Page Written And Have Myself Scared To Death. It Is All So Hard To Understand And Comprehend. I Am Trying To Educate Myself And At The Same Time I Am Making Myself Crazy.

Does Anyone Know Anything About This? Is It As Rare As It Sounds And Can It Mean Cancer Is In Another Part Of The Body?

Any Help Would Be So Appreciated.

God Bless...be Welll...
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Unread 01-13-2007, 04:54 PM
A Typical Glandular Cells

Hello there!!!

Your doc is right, atypical glandular cells is more rare than the more common atypical squamous cells. And, there does seem to be a stronger correlation between those cells and later cancer diagnosis (per my understanding). The good news is that it sounds like your doc is on top of things. And, from what you've said, you have kept current with your paps, so even if it is something abnormal, you've probably caught it early which is your best defense!

I had a pap with atypical glandular cells about two years before I was diagnosed with cervical cancer (see my sig line!). I also had always had normal paps. At that time, we did a follow-up pap in three months which came back normal. My next annual pap was also normal. But the next annual pap again showed atypical glandular cells. So, we did the colpo/biopsy thing, and it came back as cervical cancer.

This does not mean you have cancer! You definitely have done the right thing by getting further testing done asap! Try not to worry too much -- everyone here knows the waiting is pure torture.

Hang in there -- we're here for you!!!
Unread 01-13-2007, 06:07 PM
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Thankyou So Much For Writing Back. I Appreciate All You Had To Say. I Guess I Just Have To Be Patient And Pray It Was Found Early. Did Your Dr Ever Tell You What Causes This Type? It Is Hard To Find Info On This And I Am Like A Crazy Lady Searching The Net For More And More Info. God Bless You And Keep In Touch.
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Unread 01-13-2007, 07:38 PM
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I also had an Atypical Glandular diagnosis -- twice. The first time it came back as something called tubal metaplasia - a benign condition. The second time (3 or 4 years later) it was cervical adenocarcinoma -- something called minimal deviation adenocarcinoma. The initial stuff I found on the internet was terrifying. But the net was I was stage 1B1 -- had my hyst and now am close to 2 years cancer free. Yeah!

The waiting part is the hardest == you can scare yourself so much. So hang in there and stay positive. You've kept up with your paps so it is likely that even if it is cancer then you've been caught early and have a great outlook!

Unread 01-13-2007, 10:29 PM
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Hey Redzie,

Welcome to HysterSisters! You've come to the right place for support and info.

I had normal Paps all my life, then my 1st abnormal one was AGCUS also. My biopsy showed early endometrial cancer. I'm now 16 months post-op and doing fine.

We've all done, and still do, the waiting game, and it's a tough place to be. It helps me to think "It is what it is" when I get to worrying.

If cancer is suspected, make sure you're treated by a gynecologic oncologist - they are the specialists in female cancers.

Please come here and worry if you need to. Good luck with your test results, hon.

Unread 01-14-2007, 01:11 PM
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yeah join the club I also had the same pap (of course I was pregos at the time-see my tag line).

Curious why they are taking so long after your cone for the results? Maybe my pregnancy gave things speed, but we got our results in under a week.

I never had an abnormal pap in my life before the cancer. Mine was adenosquamous carcinoma (1-2% of cervical cancers are asc).

Just be after the docs to move things along-but hopefully in your case they find nothing Be sure to get copies of all your test and path reports (and keep them).
Unread 01-14-2007, 02:02 PM
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Thanks To All Who Wrote Back, It Means More Than I Can Ever Say. This Is Really A Wonderful Support System. I Guess What Scares Me So Much Is My Mom Got Cancer At 46 And Died At 47. I Am 46 And Will Be 47 In A Month. She Had Lung Cancer So It Is Different But All My Life I Had In My Head "if I Can Just Make It To 47 And Be Healthy I Will Be Ok" Then This Bomshell Hit. I Am Going To Try To Be Positive And You Are Right Pearl,
"it Is What It Is". God Is Giving Me This For A Reason To Learn From It. Annabel, You Asked Why So Long For The Results. I Dont Know, They Just Told Me Pathology Takes A Long Time, 3 Weeks. So I Am Trying To Be Patient. All Of You Are The Best! God Bless And Be Well...

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