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  • I have been very blessed in life. I am 26 years old and a single mother to a beautiful 2 year old girl. I am successful in my career and starting to establish myself in my community. I was on top of the world. Then I started having very painful and long periods in March 2010. I went to my doc for a pap and never heard anything. Naturally, I thought no news was good news. The pain got worse so I went to another gyno in October 2010. I was diagnosed with HPV and severe dysplasia. I had only heard those words on tv; I didn^t know what it meant. My gyno immediately told me he wanted to perform a LEEP, which we did in November. I had a good follow up pap in December. I thought I was out of the woods. In March 2011, my pap came back with worse results than before. I was in the beginning stages of cervical cancer. I was devastated. My doc again took immediate action and scheduled a hysterectomy to head it off, as the thought of chemo and radiation terrifies me. I have my daughter to take care of and can^t be sick. M
  • 04-29 -2011
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