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    cathyl asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Atypical Pap smear after chemo and rads

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      Ladykarla

      My sister got abnormal paps every time she went to the ob/gyn and never has gotten cancer. It is not time to panic. Your doctor is obviously (to me) being thorough. Sounds like you have a winner there. Keep your oars in the water baby, its not time to abandon ship. Row honey, row. Keep me posted!

      about 3 years ago
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      cathyl

      Thank you all so much for your kind and positive words! Of course I am still uneasy but after your responses and much research I can see that my atypical results are not ll that "atypical"! Xoxoxo

      about 3 years ago
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      DrShani

      As you can see from the prior comments, atypical cells are not unusual following cancer treatment. A likely factor in this is immune system impairment from the stresses of diagnosis and treatment. Everything may well resolve in time, but the atypical cells may be your body's hint to you that it would love some immune system support. A functional medicine physician or naturopathic physician can help you restore your immune system - feel free to contact me privately if you'd like a referral to one in your area.
      Many blessings,
      Dr. Shani Fox

      about 3 years ago
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    Just had my first chemo on Friday and so far no side effects to speak of! Oh I know that they may come, but I am so thankful for these good days as long as they will last!!! :)

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Just diagnosed and seeing surgeon/oncologist/plastic surgeion for the first time. Trying to wrap my head around what is in store for mein the next year. Also trying to figure out my work sick-leave policy and how to tell my boss, etc.

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