Apr 03, 2013 - 12:54 am
I wanted to start a new thread instead of hijacking the old one.
I had the appt with the gyno oncologist today and will be having surgery to remove the 1 VIN iii lesion on April 12th. They did the acid test and only saw the 1 lesion. Everything else looked clean. But the 1 lesion included both the biopsy sites that I had. So that whole area will be removed.
Looking for advice on how to handle the recovery...what do I need, supplies, etc... I'm scared but I want this out of me. The oncologist said the area will be sent for pathology to check for any areas that may contain cancer.
The oncologist feels that my VIN is from immune-suppression from my autoimmune disease meds (prednisone, low dose chemo and biological meds) and not from HPV. But recurrance rates are still very high so it really doesnt' matter what it's caused from. But there are several different factors here it's not always HPV, like my gyno told me. The oncologist said it can be caused from HPV, immune suppression, constant skin irritation, lots of different things.
Thank you, please let me know what I need for care after surgery! Thank you!
Hugs and prayers to all