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I was diagnosed with severe dysplasia and have to have a cone biopsy done, what are the chances the abnormal cells will come back??

By March 12, 2011 - 8:25am
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After a few abnormal pap smears my doctor decided to do a coloscopy it came back that I had severe dysplaisa, She then scheduled me for a leep, I was a little nervous but the doctor had said the leep should take care of evertyhing..The surgery went fine but when I went back 2 weeks later for a checkup she told me that my pathology test had came back and she was surprised because it had showed that I have even more abnormal cells in my cervical canal...So now I have to have a cone biopsy done in april and I'm really nervous this time...The doctor told me not to worry that it wasn't cancer just severe dysplasia but it's still freaking me out..Could the doctor be wrong? Is there a chance that it could be cancer? If the cone biopsy does take care of everything what are the chances it will come back?

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We are in almost the same boat... my biopsies came back that i had moderate dysplasia. I had the LEEP done 1 week ago, & now they say it is severe dysplasia. I did test positive for HPV-16. They tell me the same, that it's not cancer, but when my doctor called today I asked if they got it all out, & she said there was no way of knowing for sure because there was "glandular involvement". I don't like how that sounds either. I had my first abnormal pap in January, & every year prior they have been good. I've had them every year. It's scary how fast they can go from being good to severe dysplasia in one year. :(

Good luck to you, I hope everything goes well.

April 4, 2011 - 1:22pm
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Hi Jessica,
Thank you for your question and I am sorry to hear about your condition. At this point, there is no way I could possibly answer if there is cancer. You will have to wait until the pathology report comes back to answer that question. I wish I had a better answer as I know that your are nervous and scared but as you mentioned, your treating physician didn't seem too concerned..

Have you been tested or diagnosed with HPV? If the answer is yes, do you know what strand? It is usually a number.

You also asked, if dysplasia will return....this is not a yes or no answer. Instead, please follow this link in order to see the different treatments http://www.medicinenet.com/cervical_dysplasia/page4.htm.

Could you kindly keep us updated on your progress? I am certain there are many women in the same position and would like to read your story.
Good luck,

March 12, 2011 - 10:20am
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