Mar 10, 2011 - 11:06 am
I never really thought about this until recently when my little mind wandered into that dark place. There have been several women here who have had recurrences when their initial dx was early stage, low grade cancer. Helen's was "only" hyperplasia!
My gyn onc explained that the reason I have the smears is to check for recurrence, and that it typically happens in the vaginal vault in the first couple of years, but I never asked how it would get there (or elsewhere). Of course, how did I get it at all in the first place? There's no answer to that, as Maggie says, just a crap shoot.
Inquiring minds . . .
PS, I'm not borrowing trouble or overly concered. This is rather a curious/educational question.