Thanks heaps for that information!
Another thing that I can't find the answer for anywhere....can pap smears actually diagnose cervical cancer? Or does it only detect the precancerous cells?
I guess what I'm scared of is having the biopsy done and then finding out its more severe than first thought. I just want to be prepared.
I've had a hard, pea sized lump on my cervix for about a year now, the drs have always said it was just a cyst. But with these results, it really scares me. I've also had a lot of irregular bleeding of late, and crampy pelvic pain, which is what made the dr insist on a pap even though I wasn't due for another year. It might not even be related....but still can't help but freak out about it.
I'm having a better day today anyhow....just trying not to overthink it. This scare has given me the push that I need to improve my health and overhaul my lifestyle completely! I have set my quit smoking date for tomorrow, am going to start eating healthier, exercising regularly and taking proper care of my body. I want to be at my healthiest in order to fight this, whatever happens, I will not let it beat me!