Table 3: What Does It Mean: Results From Your Biopsy or Endocervical Curettage
|Possible Result||What Your Health Care Provider May Recommend|
|Tissue appears normal||Your health care provider may not need to do any further testing or treatment right away but may recommend a repeat Pap test or HPV test in 6-12 months.|
|Tissue shows only mild changes (low-grade)|
Your biopsy may have removed all abnormal tissue.
You may or may not need more treatment—even if some abnormal tissue remains.
Your health care provider may not need to do any further testing or treatment right away, but may recommend a repeat Pap test or HPV test in 6-12 months.
|Results are unclear||Your doctor may do more tests, such as conization.|
|Severe (high-grade) changes are found|
You will need treatment to remove more tissue.
|Invasive cancer cells are found|
Your doctor will do more tests to find out the stage (extent) of the cancer. Your treatment will depend on: