What is CIN 2 colposcopy?
CIN 2. CIN 2 means two-thirds of the thickness of the cervical surface layer is affected by abnormal cells. There is a higher risk the abnormal cells will develop into cervical cancer. You may be offered treatment to stop this happening, or another colposcopy.
What is the difference between CIN 2 and CIN 3?
CIN 2: Refers to abnormal cells affecting about one-third to two-thirds of the epithelium. CIN 3: Refers to abnormal cells affecting more than two-thirds of the epithelium.
What happens if I have CIN 1?
CIN 1 is not cancer and usually goes away on its own without treatment, but sometimes it can become cancer and spread into nearby tissue. CIN 1 is sometimes called low-grade or mild dysplasia. Also called cervical squamous intraepithelial neoplasia 1.
Should CIN 2 be treated?
Right now, CIN2 is typically treated. But some studies have suggested that CIN2 lesions often regress completely without treatment and should therefore be simply monitored instead.
How long does CIN 2 take to develop?
CIN2/3 is considered a precursor of cervical cancer and is treated when detected, even though the possibility of regression to a normal state exists. Whereas CIN2/3 typically develops within a few years of infection with HPV (4–6), progression to invasive carcinoma is generally thought to require much more time.
How long does it take to go from CIN1 to CIN3?
There are three grades of CIN (CIN1,2&3) and even CIN3 starts 10 years before cervical cancer. CIN2 & CIN3 are high grade changes and need to be treated to prevent future risk of cervical cancer whereas CIN1 (low grade changes) will often resolve spontaneously.
Should I worry about CIN1?
CIN1 is the least serious form of cell abnormality and it may well clear on its own with no intervention, just monitoring more regularly. The colposcopy is a closer examination of the cervix, which will let be able to confirm the result of the smear.
Is LEEP necessary for CIN1?
The clinical management of women with CIN 1 lesions may take one of the following courses: (i) immediate treatment or (ii) follow the woman and then treat if the lesion is persistent or progressive after 18 to 24 months. All women with CIN 2 and CIN 3 lesions should be treated with cryotherapy or LEEP.