Brief overview of my situation:
- I have CIN3 pre-cancerous cells on my cervix (I don’t have cervical cancer)
- I have had these pre-cancerous cells for 5 years now
- I have had 3 LEEP’s performed, to no avail
My doctors are now suggesting we do a simple trachelectomy (aka removal of the cervix) to prevent the pre-cancerous cells from developing in to a full blown cancer. I am really freaked out by this, because it seems extremely drastic to remove a part of my body for cells that aren’t even cancerous yet. I understand the risk for these cells to turn in to cancer is something we want to prevent, but I can’t find any information or research online about simple trachelectomy’s being used to treat pre-cancer, the only info I can find is using this surgery to treat cervical cancer.
If any of you lovely ladies have had a trachelectomy to treat your pre-cancerous cells can you please tell me? I am really scared, and I don’t know what the right move is–so anything you share with me (good or bad experiences) is immensely appreciated.
Scared And Depressed (SAD)