Receiving a diagnosis of abnormal cervical cells is not cause for panic. An OB/GYN may recommend a procedure called Cervical Conization or Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) to remove the abnormal tissue for further examination. By removing this tissue, doctors can further examine it for potential cancerous cells. These minimally invasive procedures are considered a common and effective treatment for precancerous or early-stage cervical cancer and have proven to be a safe and effective way to prevent cervical cancer.
Cervical Conization and LEEP are both procedures that target the abnormal cells in the cervix. These procedures remove abnormal tissue from the surface of the cervix and, if necessary, test the tissue for cancer. Cervical conization, or cold knife cone (CKC) is a surgical biopsy used to diagnose and treat very early cervical cancer. It can be done with a scalpel or laser. It is typically performed under local anesthesia and has a low risk of complications. LEEP is a minimally invasive procedure that involves removing the affected tissue using a thin wire loop heated by an electrical current. LEEP is typically performed under local anesthesia and has a low risk of complications.
Abnormal Pap test results should never be ignored. It’s crucial to have an open and honest conversation with healthcare providers about potential treatment options, such as Cervical Conization or LEEP. These treatments have been successful in preventing cervical cancer. By addressing the issue early on and seeking proper medical care, the chances of developing a more serious condition is greatly reduced. In addition to medical interventions, it’s important to maintain regular check-ups and screenings to monitor cervical health. This includes scheduling routine Pap tests to detect any abnormalities early on.