New on here today - the forum is excellent and great to know we are not alone.
I had an abnormal smear over Christmas. Advised I had severe changes and needed a colposcopy asap. went to hospital but when nurse assess the Cervix she advised the area affected was too great and that a GA would be required. At the time she took 5 punch biopsies. Met with consultant at end of Jan - he agreed to a cone biopsy on 16th Feb. At the initial appointment he advised that the punch biopsies had all come back clear (relief at that point).
Operation on the 16th - no issues. follow up appointment yesterday with consultant and he advised that they found a very small cancer in the removed tissues - 3mm. 1a1/1a2. Recommended hysterectomy as ‘insurance’ along with removal of pelvic lymph nodes.
Scans are next week to confirm staging.
I have seen lots of people on here with a similar diagnoses who have just had the cone biopsy and that has been a success - I am wondering why I am being offered such a major invasive treatment if others have had success with the cone? Any ideas welcome.
I am also very concerned about the scans and them finding something significantly worse - has anyone had this happen to them or is the initial diagnosis generally correct or close?