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a third conization or more invasive treatments?

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I have had two cervical cone biopsy procedures within the past eighteen months, for CIN 3. The doctor told me that there were clear margins both times. I was very suprised and disappointed to receive my latest pap test result this week as again showing CIN 3. I continue to test positive also for HPV 16. Is it possible to have a third conization treatment or would we now be looking at more invasive treatments? Is there anything I can do to help build up my immune system so that it can 'fight' the effects of the HPV more effectively?


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replied April 26th, 2012
Cervical Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Answer A34278
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
There can be asymptomatic spread of the CIN changes which comes to the light after sometime when they cross the transformation zone. It is possible that while the procedures were done, the cells close to the transformation zone would have been going through the changes. Discuss about the options of treatment for the CIN. Cone biopsy is not treatment, but a way of diagnosing the CIN areas (it is sometimes used to aid in removal of abnormal cells). The treatment includes procedures like LLETZ (large loop excision of the transformation zone), Laser therapy or ablation, cold coagulation, cryotherapy, hysterectomy (in extreme or severe cases). Go ahead with further evaluation and treatment options for removal of the CIN cells.
Take care.


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