Hi, I'm new here. Had my first smear 2 weeks ago (I'm 25), and yesterday got the result. The result shows severe dyskaryosis. I've been googling like crazy (I know I shouldn't!), and been trying so hard to stay positive. I know these are pre-cancerous cells, but I'm so scared that I already have cancer :( . As it's my first smear, I don't know how long I've had it for which isn't helping. I read that it can take 10 years to progress to cancer (is that possibly 10 years or definitely 10 years?). I've been sexually active 7 years and only ever slept with my husband (though he has had previous sexual partners). I'm so scared that I already have cancer and it is already too late :( :( . I keep looking at my 2 year old son and being terrified about the future.
I have an appointment booked for a colposcopy next thursday. I'm glad I got quite a quick appointment but at the same time it already feels like its been a lifetime. What am I likely to find out next week? Will they be able to tell me there and then if I have cancer or not?
Thanks for any responses, and sorry this is such a negative first post! :(