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20 Feb 2004

Abnormal Papsmear
I'm 33 years old and had Grade I lesions last year for which an operation was done to remove a teratome. I've just had my yearly papsmear again and were told that I now have Grade II lesions. My doctor says that it doesn't look as if my cervix is settling. I have two children and she suggests that I should have a historectomy. What should I do and how long before this will develop into something more serious. I have alot of cancer history in my family, my motor had ovarian and breast cancer and passed away in January due to the breast cancer. Her oncologist also send me for genetic test because of the amount of cancer history in the family.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Breast and ovarian cancer are not really related to cervical cancer. For Grade 2 abnormal cells, the usual route to go would be to have a colposcopy and removal of the abnormal area of the cervix. This is a much smaller procedure than a hysterectomy.

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