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abnormal cells still present after a full hysterectomy, have been told in the trunk of the minnie why is this happening when i have also had a cone op previously to the hyst..im scared as i have been told this is uncommon?and i may have to have lazer /or chemo.i dont want to keep waiting goin through mental anguise i just wont them to do what they have to to sort this out.why is this still happening.
thank you so much


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replied July 19th, 2010
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Hi,
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. Given your history and the history of atypical PAP smear, I suggest you to get a further evaluation done. We call a PAP smear atypical when cells on the surface of the cervix sometimes appear abnormal but are very rarely cancerous. Sometimes these cellular changes are caused by low estrogen count in women who approach menopause and hence we prescribe estrogen creams because applying an estrogen cream to the cervix for a few weeks can usually help to clarify the cause of the cell changes.

Then a repeat PAP smear is done and if still found atypical, colposcopy using an instrument much like a microscope (called a colposcope) to examine the vagina and the cervix is done and biopsy samples taken which are examined under the microscope. Biopsy is the removal of cells or tissues from the abnormal area for examination under a microscope. If the testing shows abnormal cells that have a high chance of becoming cancer, further treatment is needed. Without treatment, these cells may turn into invasive cancer. Hence you need to get a repeat PAP Smear done as suggested by your doctors. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.




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