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Unread 10-19-2002, 05:25 PM
gyn/onc at what point?

Hello everyone,
I am new this and probably totally jumping the gun. However, I feel it neccessarry to cover all of my bases. I have been diagnosed with CIN1 with high risk HPV. I am scheduled for cryo next thursday. I had three areas biopsied on my cervix in addtion to ECC. Being that I have high risk HPV which most likely contributed (if not caused) the development of the abnormal cell growth- what is to say that the growths will not return after the cryo. I am a little foggy on this. I have never had an abnormal pap prior to my last.
My question is this then, at what point does one seek the opinion of a gyn/onc. Am I overreacting to this, everyone has down played it (nurses and doctors in the practice I go to). When I tell them I've read quite a bit- they give me a look and say, "Now why did you go and do that, you probably scared yourself silly." Uh, yes, actually I have.
I tend to ramble on, blah blah blah, sorry. I would greatly appreciate any info. anyone would be willing to pass along.
Many prayers being sent out to all of you dealing with much worse than my issues.
Thank you.
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Unread 10-19-2002, 05:48 PM
gyn/onc at what point?

s Erika

If you are starting to ask yourself the question: should I see a gyn oncologist? The answer is probably yes. Your own peace of mind is worth at least that much. You will never regret getting a second opinion from a gyn oncologist. JMHO

Unread 10-19-2002, 06:43 PM
gyn/onc at what point?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I'll be you will be less scared once you've talked to a gyn onc. And you won't spend months second guessing your gyn's opinion.

I think the nurses in the office just want to reassure you because most cases of CIN can be readily treated and cured. But that is no reason to deny yourself expert advice along the way.

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Unread 10-19-2002, 07:23 PM
gyn/onc at what point?

CIN1 is really nothing to worry about. If it would give you peace of mind then go to one.
Unread 10-19-2002, 07:43 PM
gyn/onc at what point?

Hi Erika,

I was first dx'd with dysplasia 12 yrs ago and had a cone biopsy. My paps were normal for 10 yrs when it showed up again. I had another cone but the pap done 3 mo later came back abnormal and we decided on a hyst. After the hyst I had paps done every 3 months for the first year and am now having them every 6 months. The paps are actually called "vault smears" because they are watching for problems in the vaginal tissues.

So although I don't think you can ever be sure, your dysplasia is in the very early stages and it's quite possible that you might have no further problems. If you're not comfortable I would suggest get a second opinion from an oncologist.

Unread 10-19-2002, 08:18 PM
gyn/onc at what point?

Hi Ericka!

I don't think you're over-reacting at all. I don't have alot of personal experience with CIN but I am, however, a very firm believer in doing whatever you need to have peace of mind.

If not consulting will cause you unnecessary worry, by all means, get a consult with a Gyn Oncologist.

I hope you'll get some additional information that you will be comfortable with. Please keep us posted on how things go for you.


Unread 10-20-2002, 05:25 AM
thank you

Thank you everyone for your replies. I am going to discuss seeing a gyn/onc with my doctor. Perhaps for my follow up pap, I'll have the gyn/onc do it. Then if he/she says that it is normal, I won't second guess him/her and if it isn't normal, than they'll be able to bettter direct me toward the next step. :BANANA:
Thank you again. Best wishes to everyone!!!!
Unread 10-20-2002, 05:27 AM
gyn/onc at what point?

Apparently I haven't gotten the grasp of the smilies.
last post- LOL

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