I can’t believe I’m posting in this section of the forum, I’m in shock and am very frightened.
I’ve just come back from the hospital (pathology results of my LLETZ which I had last wednesday). I thought this was just going to be a quick appointment, no more than 5 minutes, saying I’d need to come back in 4 months for a routine colcoscopy to check everything was still gone following the LLETZ And that I was now HPV free.
To summarise, I had CIN3 (HPV 16) in three areas of my Cirvix. Consultant was 99% sure from what he could see with the naked eye that I did not have cancer.
Today at the appointment he gave me the bad news. In the pathology lab, under the microscope, they have detected that, in all three of the sites, cervical cancer was present. He said that “luckily” it’s type 1a1a so it’s the very earliest form of cancer possible but, I’m still terrified.
Consultant said he hopes that the LLETZ procedure has removed all the cancer so hopefully, although diagnosed, I “no longer have it” but, more tests are needed to make sure.
I am now being referred to The Royal Marsden hospital to a oncologist gynaecologist for an MRI. I will also need to have a Cone biopsy procedure to make sure it’s all gone.
Has anyone else here been diagnosed with Type 1a1?
What is going to happen to me? Will I be able to beat this if it hasn’t all gone? What if it’s worse than 1a1 after they do further tests?
I haven’t had a family yet, I’m so scared this may impact on my chance of being a mother. These are all fears my consultant doesn’t share with me, he has been very reassuring but I can’t help but worry.
I’ve often wondered how I’d react if I was told I had cancer…turns out not that well…I cried my eyes out.
I’d love to hear from anyone why can shed any light on my diagnosis or has been in a similar situation.
Thanks girls. X