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The last few months have been difficult however I am remaining positive.
It all began when I saw the nurse for my first cervical smear, unfortunately she was not able to carry out the test due to seeing a fleshy lump on my cervix. I was booked a doctor's appointment for the following Monday and confirmation was given; I had a cervical polyp with a referral being made.
I was seen at the hospital and the cervical polyp was removed and sent for testing. They were able to carry out a smear test after too which I was pleased to have done as this is what I originally was due to have.
I received a letter informing my smear test came back with abnormal cells found and a colposcopy would be carried out. I attended this appointment on Tuesday and informed I had severe cell changes (I didn't really get this as it was my first smear test however could be the way they grade rather than from comparing to any previous result). Originally, she was going to take two biopsies but ended up taking three to cover the area. She mentioned beforehand I may be treated with the LLETZ procedure, however did not carry this out. I would have to wait to hear back from the results of the biopsies so I am in limbo until then. The cervical polyp results have not come back yet.
Unfortunately, my nan (maternal) had ovarian cancer (secondary bowel) and passed away after a two-year battle (way before I was born), my mum has been advised to have a hysterectomy recently as shadowing indicating pre-cancer on her fallopian tubes. My mother’s cousin has been fighting breast cancer over the last year and required a mastectomy. Although on my father’s side, my paternal nan passed away from bowel cancer a few years ago after a two-year battle. I have always been one to keep on top of my health and as soon as I was offered the smear test I booked in.
Just feel in limbo and just want to know what this could potentially mean for me moving forward. With cancer affecting my family it is hard as although I am open in talking however, I have also been sensitive around the subject as I do not want to cause unnecessary worry. My partner has been very supportive but again leaves uncertainty and we would like children in the near future, naturally anything do to with the reproductive system causes concern.
Would be nice to get other people's thoughts, experience and any advice. Thanks :)