18 months ago after a routine pap I was diagnosed with cervical carcinoma in situ with possible invasive cancer. I was living overseas at
the time and had a hysterectomy with clear margins followed by 6 monthly check ups at a great facility involving an ultrasound, ovary
check, vaginal smear and pelvic exam. I also had blood tests for markers, a rectal exam and was advised to have an abdominal scan.
Now back in the UK (I am British) my GP says that these procedures are all pointless and I need no follow up? I am very concerned.
I asked her how I would know if cancer returned and she said to come back if I had any bleeding.
What is normal follow up and what can I do to protect myself ensuring early detection if the cancer reappears?