Probably the most random of questions but Im trying to get my head around unanswered questions.
To give my background, Im 32, went for my first smear at the age of 25 back in 2009, had my 3 year follow up smear in 2012 and again my 3 year follow up in Oct 2015, all my smears have always been negative.
I started with symptoms of cc in Dec 2015 and after being tested for IBS, Pelvic floor collapse, possible scar tissue etc it was only when I began having problems with my bladder that a scan done on my kidney/bladder showed a 'blockage' that I was passed back to my doctor for an internal examination when she found the white cells covering my cervix and put me on an urgent cancer screening.
Within a matter of days I got the call from the lady who did my coloscopy to confirm I did have cc and it was stage 3b.
Yesterday I had an appointment with a consultant to discuss my smear audit results, I walked into the appointment expecting him to tell me something had been missed but yet they were all clear. He said he had never seen a case like me where the cancer has developed so quickly and been missed, particularly as I had had an internal procedure in Aug 2016 where my womb and cervix should have been examined prior to the procedure going ahead, he explained that the records showed that the womb examination had been recorded and everything was normal however the cervix examination hasnt been recorded so he couldnt 100% say if it had or hadnt been done. He explained that had it been done the cc would have been visible unless it has somehow developed from nothing to 3b in 7 months.
So what I would like to ask is if any of you have had such a fast developing cc that has reached the higher stage?
I know its crazy and I will probably never get an answer as to how my cc was missed or developed so quickly.