Cervical cancer
posted by Fifil
10 February 2022

1st smear following LLETZ

Last reply: 21 February 2022 09:07

I've had my first smear following LLETZ 6 months ago.

I'm very worried about all this to be honest. I'm attending the Colposcopy clinic for 8 year with 1 clear smear in that time.

The nurse told me about Pepilocare (home treatment for HPV). Has anyone used this with success? I've very expensive

Also I've heard AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) can be used to treat HPV. Has anyone used this either? Again it's very expensive

1 comment


commented by Cancer Nurse
21 February 2022

21 February 2022 09:07

Hi Fifil,


Thank you for posting on the online community.


To date, there is limited evidence base to support the use of these materials for the prevention of HPV recurrence. Some units are supporting the use of these or similar products and have noted some benefits. It is important to speak in detail to your gynaecology team and if a treatment is recommended that you receive full information about the treatment including  how to apply the treatment and how often to use it.


Please feel free to contact the Support Line on 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday, 9am - 5pm if you would like to discuss this in more detail.


Kind regards,


Cancer Nurse.

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