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ASCUS result after cervical cancer

Hi there, I have just had a vault done with the results being ASCUS. I have had cervical cancer in 2008 and am concerned that there are more bad cells that may cause more cancer. Any thoughts? Thanks Monique
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replied August 3rd, 2010
Unfortunately, you did not discuss what treatment you received for your cervical cancer. However, it is imprtant to remember that the term ASCUS refers to atypical cells from the cervix that can be associated with either benign or premalignant changes in the cells that line the cervix. In many cases, a benign cause, such as chronic infection, is to blame. In other cases, these changes reflect a gradual progression towards the development of cervical cancer. Given your prior/recent diagnosis of cervical cancer, however, one certainly has to be more concerned about the presence of ASCUS. However, only your Gynecologist can specifically advise you regarding the appropriate next step (e.g., short-interval repeat of cytology evaluation versus more aggressive intervention).

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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