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Posted by Mellissa on December 16, 1999 at 16:59:48:

Hi again Dr Stoll. I received my records from the abnormal pap today. Can you tell me exactly what all this means...thank you.

PAP
SMEAR:
satisfactory for interpretation
atypical squamous cells of uncertain significance
Mild inflammation
Abundant coccoid bacteria present





Re: Abnormal Pap NUGGET Archive under cancer.

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 17, 1999 at 13:39:29:

In Reply to: Abnormal Pap posted by Mellissa on December 16, 1999 at 16:59:48:

Hi, Melissa.

Your doc (and her nurse) KNOWS exactly what to tell you. Why have they not? They are not supposed to just take the money and run. The word "doctor" means "teacher". Does your doctor teach?

PAP smear results are staged in "classes".

Class 1 is perfect---just like a textbook.
Class 2 is what yours is---something less than perfect.
Class 3 is a change that might be pointing toward cancer.
Class 4 is almost malignant.
Class 5 is cancer

Since cancer of the cervix takes at least 7 years (after a Class 5 is found) to pass the "Basement Membrane", and that has to happen before the condition is less than 100% curable by surgery, anyone who gets a PAP every 2 years is practically guaranteed to be 100% curable if she ever shows a class 5.

This result was surely caused by some kind of mild infection. Why were you not told that???

Walt



Re: Abnormal Pap NUGGET Archive under cancer.

Posted by Mellissa on December 17, 1999 at 23:11:39:

In Reply to: Re: Abnormal Pap NUGGET Archive under cancer. posted by Walt Stoll on December 17, 1999 at 13:39:29:

Thanks you for answering...but GEEZ...chill out before you have a heart attack!!!



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