I'm told it takes years for cervical cancer to develop. I make sure I have my pap smear done every year (I have HPV and have had carcinoma in situ of the anus twice in the last 3 years so I knew I'm very high risk). Last year I had it done and it was completly normal. This year it came back with 1 area of CIN 1 and another area with CIN 3! So if it went from normal to CIN3 in 1 year how quickly will it turn into cancer!? I'm finding little help trying to research this on my own. I have an apt with an oncolygist in 2 weeks but my brain is freaking out and wants some answers. I was hoping someone on here would have some experience with this progression or knowledge that I have not come across yet that they could share with me.
I feel helpless and ashamed. I know of overeaters support groups near me but I feel physically petrified and too ashamed to go.
Hello everyone, I'm new here! I have been having some gynecological issues (post coital bleeding, pain during sex, bleeding between periods, heavy long periods, you name it). I recently just turned 21 last week, and had to go in immediately for a pap smear on my bday. They tested everything i assume. The gynecologist said she saw some bloody discharge while doing my pap. She wants me to do a...