I saw your supportive post in response to the low grade dyskaryosis thread on our forum and I wanted to mention about your risk.
I see you are worried that your mom and grandmother’s diagnosis of breast cancer may put you in a ‘high risk team’.
I just wanted to say that it is very unlikely that your mom and grandmother’s diagnosis of breast cancer would increase your risk of developing cervical cancer. What we know is that to increase someone’s risk of developing cervical cancer, you would need to have had a mother, sister or daughter who have had cervical cancer. The evidence is not clear if this increased risk is related to faulty genes or common lifestyle factors, for example smoking. You can read about risks and causes of cervical cancer here.
I think it is also important to know that having low grade dyskaryosis and HPV infection is not cancer. I don’t know how much you have read from the forum threads, but abnormal cervical cell changes occur usually because of a virus called HPV (human papillomavirus). There are more than 100 different strains of HPV. Some are classed as low risk HPV. Low risk HPV can sometimes cause symptoms for example warts. Then there are the high-risk strains which have no symptoms. These are the ones known to cause cervical cell changes which if left untreated for many years might develop into cervical cancer.
I assume your appointment in January is a colposcopy appointment. This is where they will have more detailed look at your cervix with a large magnifying glass (colposcope). They often use a solution called ascetic acid. This is a weak vinegar like solution that turns abnormal cells white. As you have tested positive to the HPV, if abnormal cells are found, you might require some form of treatment to remove them. There are several ways in which this can be done but you can read about the different types of treatment here. NHS choices also explains some of the treatment options.
Although this is not related to your smear, I just wanted to mention that you may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer due to your family history. You can read more about his here. You could speak with GP about this and they could assess your risk.
Thank you again for being so supportive on the forum. And I hope this has been helpful and reassuring.