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0 stage Carcinoma in situ

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Hello, I just wanted to know what stage 0 carcinoma means. I was told that was the stage that I’m at for vin 3.. is that consider pre- cancerous even if they removed the affected area.. any help with this would be great.. I’m just really nervous and scared.. 

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Hullo prettysmile, suffice to say you have won the lottery :) your cell changes have not turned malignant. If they have already removed them you will just need to closely monitor now. I'm sure the nurse will give you great reassurance when she gets back to you. Good luck with the rest of your life. Kindest regards

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Thank u so much bronzewing for the information.. I really appreciate ur response.. that make me feel happy and less worried..

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What a relief that must be  I'm delighted to hear your good news 

xx Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans
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Yes.. it’s a great relief.. Thanks 

Carole F - Macmillan

Hello prettysmile

Thanks for getting in touch. It’s understandable to feel nervous and scared especially when you’re not sure what is meant by ‘stage 0 carcinoma’. I hope you’ve found our online community a good source of support.

VIN 3 used to be called stage 0 or carcinoma in situ. It’s not cancer, but because there is a risk that abnormal cells may change, treatment is often recommended. And as    has said, you’ll be seen regularly by your specialist to check for any changes. If you notice any new symptoms or changes out with clinic appointments, you should let your GP know.

I hope this helps to reassure you. If you’d like more information, don’t hesitate to get back in touch.

Best wishes

Carole (Macmillan Information Nurse Specialist)