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Old 03-25-2013, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by BrigidsDaughter View Post
I wish that were true. My first abnormal pap smear showed pre-cancerous lesions, which lead to my cervix being frozen and the lesions being removed. Thankfully it never progressed further than that, but I had been getting regular pap smears and it only took the time between them for it to go from abnormal to pre-cancerous lesions.
I'm really sorry to hear you had to go through that.

I was going from what I'd read, but I may have confused the stages. I think I meant that it takes years to get to actual cancer from an abnormal pap smear. Of course, I'm not an oncologist... but:

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Originally Posted by http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/Pap-HPV-testing
If precancerous lesions are not treated, they can progress to cancer. It can take 10 to 20 years or more for a persistent infection with a high-risk HPV type to develop into cancer.
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