Risks associated with treatment

It is important to remember that the risk associated with not getting high-grade changes treated in line with your doctor's recommendations is far greater than the risks associated with treatments.

The cervix may be weakened after a cone biopsy. While it is still possible to become pregnant, a stitch may need to be inserted into the cervix to strengthen it and reduce the risk of miscarriage.

Studies show that wire loop excision may also weaken the cervix. The care of a specialist obstetrician is recommended in these cases.

If you have any concerns about your recommended treatment, you can speak to a cancer nurse by calling the Cancer Council on 13 11 20.

Cancer Council Helpline