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  • Amber
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  • I am a cancer survivor
  • I am a 27 year old woman .. who always had \^normal\^ paps.
    Up until the birth of my daughter, (2004). I began having biopsys, LEEPs, and other various surgeries/procedures.
    I had paps ever 6months. Once they thought it was all gone the next pap or bi-op would come back pre-cancerous. Until Novemeber 2006 it can back cancerous. So my husband and I had to make a choice.. try to have another child ( we only have 1) or go ahead with the hysterectomy. I was only 25 but on top of the abnormal paps I also had extreme endometriosis. So we opted for the surgery.
    So January 17th 2007 -5 days before my 26th birthday. I had a total hysterectomy. Thank God I had chosen to do so. (If I would have said I wanted to try to get pregnant then have the surgery I wouldn\^t be around for the child I have and probally another one.) It came back stage 1A. I couldn\^t even imagne what would have happen had I missed even 1 pap... let alone years worth of them!?!?! It is only by the Grace of God that I decided to do the surgery instead of waiting. I thank God everyday for guideing me to the right chioce.
    Even thou I dont shout it from the roofs tops what has happened to me. I dont shy away from it either.
    But-I had a \^friend\^ tell me that since I didnt have to do Radiation or Chemo that it wasn\^t \^real\^ cancer.
    So thank you for listening to my story and I hope that it will help someone.
  • 01-06 -2010
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