Lan is a 48-year-old lady. About a year ago she bled when having sex. In addition, for the past 5 to 6 years she had white (and sometimes yellow) discharge. She had regular Pap smear in Singapore. But on 13 September 2011, the result showed she had low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, encompassing mild dysplasia (CIN 1). The cellular changes presented were consistent with Human Papilloma Virus. The doctor suggested that Lan perform a biopsy. She refused.
Lan came to seek our help on 25 November 2011. She was prescribed herbal teas – Cervical 1 and Cervical 2; GY3 – Leuko for her white discharge and Yellow Discharge tea. She was asked to take the herbal concoction every day.
On 9 March 2012, we received an e-mail from Lan.
Kepada Yth: Dr. Chris,
Bersama dengan email ini saya lampirkan hasil pap smear saya kepada Dr. Chris. Saya melakukan pap smear pada tgl 14 February 2012 di Singapore. Hasil pap smear mengatakan bahwa semuanya normal. Berarti CIN1 saya telah sembuh. Terima kasih kepada Tuhan Yesus dan juga kepada dr. Chris. Saat ini sudah tidak ada pendarahan semasa seks. Keputihan juga sudah tidak ada. Sekian dan terima kasih. God Bless You.
(Translation: With this email I am sending the Pap smear results to Dr. Chris. I did my Pap smear on 14 February 2012 in Singapore. The result was “normal”, meaning my CIN 1 has been cured. Thank you Lord Jesus and also to Dr. Chris. Also, I do not bleed anymore during sex. My white discharge has also resolved. Thank you and God bless you.)
Pap Smear Report 15 February 2012 – Parkway Laboratory Services Ltd.
Cervical smear: Benign cellular changes. Fungal organisms morphologically consistent with Candida species. Cellular changes present consistent with inflammatory effects. Negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy.
Information from the Internet
Women are asked to go for regular Pap Smear. One of the worrying result from this exercise is dysplasia, which means abnormal cell growth (dys means abnormal, plasia means growth). A diagnosis of cervical dysplasia does NOT mean you necessarily have cancer. This condition is generally regarded as precancerous or “moving towards” cancer when it occurs in the female reproductive system. So dysplasia is/can be a precursor to cervical cancer.
There are two different systems for classifying dysplasia.
1. The Bethesda or SIL (squamous intraepithelial lesion) System. There are four degree of cell abnormality:
a) ASCUS – atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance.
b) AGUS or AGCUS – atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance.
c) LSIL – low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion.
d) HSIL – high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion.
2. CIN (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia) System.
a) CIN I – corresponds to mild dysplasia or LSIL.
b) CIN 2 – corresponds to moderate to marked dysplasia or HSIL.
c) CIN 3 – corresponds to severe dysplasia, sometimes also referred to as carcinoma in situ (CIS).
Between 250,000 and 1 million American women between ages 25 to 35 are diagnosed with CIN annually. CIN can start in any of the three stage, and can either progress, or regress. About 70 percent of CIN-1 will regress within one year, and 90% within two years even when left untreated. About 50% of CIN 2 will regress within 2 years without treatment. Progression to cancer typically takes 3 to 40 years (average of 15 years).
The treatment depends on the degree of dysplasia. If you suffer from dysplasia, you may only need careful observation by your doctor with repeat Pap smears every 3 – 6 months. Hopefully it goes away. But if this does not go away or get worse, treatment is necessary. Treatment for higher grade CIN involves removal or destruction of the neoplastic cervical cells by cryocautery, electrocautery, laser cautery, loop electrical excision procedure(LEEP),or cervical conization.
It’s Not Cancer, Why Treat it?
While dysplasia is not cancer, it can develop into cancer of the cervix. Mild cervical dysplasia (CIN I) sometimes goes away without treatment, but most doctors will still treat it at this very early stage to prevent it from progressing to a more advanced form of dysplasia. We simply do not know nor do we have a way of predicting CIN I cells will become normal again and which ones will progress to CIN II and eventually cervical Cancer.
Do I Need Tests After Treatment?
Yes, because dysplasia can recur, It is therefore essential to have regular follow-up Pap Smears every three months for the first year and then every six months thereafter.
Lan benefited from the herbs in three ways:
- She did not have to undergo any biopsy. She would not know what could have happened after a biopsy.
- Her dysplasia problem disappeared after taking the herbs.
- Her problem of white (or yellow) discharge was also resolved.
Over the years even women with CIN III and cervical cancer benefited by taking our herbs. And Lan’s is not unique or exceptional at all. We expect that to happen.