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Hi there I am angie   Age 49 work in the n h s   So my  journey starts from 2 years ago abnormal smears.  21.22 no symptoms do have the h p v virus.   Still have it now in January going 4ward unusual bleeding not nothing to bad. Pain in abdomen  pain after sex   Went g p Friday    And found a lesion 5 cm gp said we are fast tracking you to the hospital on a 2 week referral cancer pathway gets kicked out the doctors  there behind. Cried all the way home.   Get home the hospital calls me straight away got an appointment this Friday coming at 9 pm scared.  Upset.  Mind working overtime don’t no what to expect.  

  • Hi Angie  and welcome to our group.

    This must have been a real shock for you so no wonder you are scared and upset, but at least you have been referred very quickly to be seen by a specialist. Your own gp wouldn’t have been able to give you much information at the time, as more tests are needed. 

    For me at my first appointment with the gynaecologist, he started by asking me some general questions about my health and symptoms and then wanted to examine me. I had what he described as a “lesion” so he took some biopsies there and then and told me to come back in a week for the results. (this was pre covid times so waiting times may be longer now).

    I would think something similar would happen for you as a biopsy will be needed to check if the lesion is cancer or not-it could be a polyp for example. 


    It’s very hard to be waiting for tests and results-this is a very difficult part of the road to a diagnosis-but try not to think too far ahead at this point and just take things a day at a time. 

    I hope you will come back and let us know how you get on, and please feel free to ask any questions or share your feelings with us. We can help give you support and encouragement from what we have been through ourselves if you do get a cancer diagnosis. Many of us have been through all the same feelings of fear and anxiety and the stress of waiting. 

    Sarah xx


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  • Hi Sarah thank you for this. I will definitely let you no how my journey is going because that’s what I feel I am on a journey    Got my white board on my fridge drawn a big smiling face with the quRelaxedte I can do this xxxxRelaxedRelaxedRelaxedRelaxed thank you ️

  • Hi Angie

    You just keep looking at that big smile and your quote every day! Deep breaths…yes, you CAN do this.

    Sarah xx


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  • Sorry to ask I forgot hope your ok did u get your outcome ????

  • Did you mean to ask me Angie? Yes, I was first diagnosed in 2018, so seems a long time ago now! It was cancer for me, but all good for now.

    Sarah xx


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  • Yes it was ?? For you.  So

    pleased you are ok and thank you  lifted my mood  getting on with my day x

  • Keep yourself busy if you can Angie so you don’t have so much time to dwell on worries. And I hope your appointment will go as well as it can. 

    Remember that  if it’s not such good news we will do our best to support you in the group. 

    Sarah xx


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  • I was fast tracked to a gynaecologist following symptoms of bleeding in 2017; it can be hard not to let our imaginations run riot.  I did my best to keep busy which helped.  I was advised to keep a diary and write down how I was feeling, also what I actually knew for sure about my situation; it helped to keep me grounded.

    I was diagnosed with stage 2A squamous cell cervical cancer (node negative) in 2017 following symptoms: persistent, watery, yellow vaginal discharge then post-menopuasal bleeding.  My treatment was a radical hysterectomy followed by chemo-radiotherapy.  My long term side effects include lymphoedema and urinary retention which I manage with intermittent self catheterisation.
  • Hi Sarah been for the biopsy s today it was so painful.  But it’s done he as said he can’t see a lot going on he is sure it’s not cancer but he said we still need to wait for results I do feel a bit better today.  Thank you for for your help keep you updated Angela 

  • Hi Angie

    At least you’re one step closer now to finding out what’s going on, so that’s good. Glad you’re feeling a bit better and hope it’s not too long till you get your results through. 

    Definitely keep us posted, and keep looking at your white board! Don’t be a stranger here-always around for emotional and moral support if you start getting anxious and I can send you a virtual hug!

    Sarah xx


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