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Hi, I don't know if you are on-line now, but the answer to your question is that the biopsy/curretage was insufficient for diagnosis so it was unknown if it was positive or negative. The usual next step is to repeat the procedure in order to get an adequate sample. Although an appt was scheduled for me in 3 month after this, because I was told it was negative- I cancelled the appt. I was not contacted again and no further appt was made for me until my PC noticed in my chart that I had not had a follow-up appt- this was 2 years later. I never received any written reports of any of my pap test results until I made a copy of the chart after my hysterectomy, and since then the hospital has been better at sending results. I did not know I had any significant abnormality until 1 and half years ago, right before the hysterectomy. Of course I expect the hospital to dispute this but there is nothing in the chart to prove they informed me. I hope this helps. B.M.M.
I was informed by phone about the negative test about 2 weeks after the procedure which was done 2/15/10.Re expertise: I had several years training in pathology and praciced it for a few years-I read cervical and other biopsies. I have done a little reaearch on treatment on my own.
surgery was done for hysterectomy on 4/20/12. I had a cone biopsy one month prior. (positive for ca)
I did not know the 2/15/10 procedure was inadequate for diagnosid until I got a copy of the chart after surgery- I also did not know of the other abnormal paps.I believe major surgery could possibly have been avoided if a cone bx had been done 2 years earlier and almost definitely if done after the earlier anbormal paps. However- ca progresses at different rates in different people so no-one can be definite.
All care done in Mass.
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