I just had a cervical biopsy today. Not extremely painful, but since my PLT are very low, my cervix had to be cauterized. Well, for lack of a better way to explain it, the cauterization feels like your pelvis is being electrocuted and simultaneously ignited by a blow torch stuck up your vagina. During the 4th and most painful blast, I couldn't help but contemplate whether or not a BMB was worse. I still cannot answer that question. It is a toss up. I have yet to fall asleep and I cannot take any pain meds. I loved it when my husband just ran to the bathroom tonight to take Nyquil for his cough. I remember those days...
Sorry for the vulgarity. Anyway, what I really wanted to say is that my gyne told me that immunosuppressive drugs can cause cervical cancer. It is one of the leading cancers in women with HIV. Mind you, I don't have HIV, but I am clearly more immunosuppressed by Sprycel (than the CML alone). Just my extremely low counts tell the story.
Most people get the human papillowmavirus. However, their bodies keep it in check. When you are immunosupprresed, the body has a harder time, so cervical cancer develops. She thinks this is what has happened to me. Does anyone routinely get an abnormal pap since dx?
I always get a yearly pap. This is my first one after my diagnosis. And it is the only abnormal one I ever had. Anyone else with cervical cancer or pre-cancerous cells since staring a TKI? I cannot help but think the nasty WBC and RBC stim shots had a dirty hand in this too.