Any Advice?

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Hey ladies, 

It's been a while since I've been here. I have a question please. So my GP rang me this evening wanting to know if the hospital will be dealing with my smear tests now as I'm on her list as due 1. I still have my cervix so I know I still have to be tested yearly but I honestly don't know who is responsible for carrying it out? Any help is very welcome .

Angela xx

  • Hi Angela

    I don’t know the answer to this one, as I didn’t have any post treatment smears, despite still having a cervix at that time. Radiation can cause the results to be abnormal each time potentially, so it wasn’t something that was done and I was removed later from the cervical screening call up programme, and the reliance was on regular internal exams. Can you drop your CNS a message to check what the procedure is at your hospital? 

    It will be interesting to see what other ladies’ experience is with post treatment screening. The first test now is for hpv, and as most of us have this due to it causing most cervical cancers, getting abnormal results due to the radiation might be an unnecessary worry. Best to check on the particular process at your hospital I think. Hope you’re doing well-long time no hear!

    Sarah xx


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  • Hey Sarah!.

    Thanks for the quick reply. I was wondering why my GP was so confused about this process but it seems there are no clear guidelines( even on Dr Google lol) Hopefully someone someone will know but I'll take your advice and contact my CSN tomorrow. I'm keeping well Sarah, had a few scans and I've got BAM and insufficiency fractures in my pelvis and sacrum but it's a small price to pay for being alive! Lol.Hope you're well also? 

    Angela xx

  • Oh, sorry to hear about your BAM and the fractures-are you having a lot of issues? One of my friends is on medication for BAM post treatment and seems to be doing ok. Yes, I’m fine thanks-plodding on as you do!

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  • Yeah Sarah I'm on meds for both but it's the pain in my pelvis that drives me nuts when I'm trying to sleep but I take painkillers and try stay on top of everything and doing much better now that I got a name for all the issues I was having! It's like I can cope with it all better now coz I know wots wrong? Glad your plodding on like the rest of us lol nothing else for it xx

  • It just will take time to heal up those fractures, but much better to have an explanation for pain than be worrying about things. So glad you’re doing better now you know.

    Sarah xx


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  • Thankyou Sarah.

    I dont get notifications from the forum? So I just pop in now and again to read all the messages. But you're always in my thoughts and prayers. Stay safe xx

  • That’s really kind Angela-thank you so much. I miss seeing you around here! Have you got notifications turned on in your settings?

    Sarah xx


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  • Hi Sarah, no I don't have them turned off and I'm getting notified about this conversation but only if I post a question or thread so I have to jump in now and then to see what's happening xx

  • Keep jumping in when you can Angela-it’s always good to see your name pop up, and you can help the new joiners with your experience.

    Sarah xx


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  • Aww Thanks Sarah.

    I'm in a much better place ATM to give advice and support so I will pop in more often now. XxHeart