27-year-old paleo crossfitter, just found out I have cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN III), which basically means I have pre-cervical cancer. This came as a shock to me because I thought I was living a pretty anti-cancer life, avoiding neolethal foods and whatnot, but when the dr explained that the HPV virus has been in my body for years (thanks, college) and flares up/ starts to grow when my immune system is compromised during times of stress, it made sense since my life has been kind of chaotic this last year.
I'm scheduled for a cone biopsy soon, but I really dislike the idea of having part of my cervix taken out, especially since I'd like to have more children someday. I know that cervical cancer is caused by the HPV virus, so is perhaps different than other cancers (breast, colon, etc) that can be treated/helped by a ketogenic diet, but would it be worth a shot? I was thinking if I could postpone the surgery for a few weeks and dial in my diet/sleep/exercise as close to perfect as I can, perhaps I would give my body a chance to heal itself before I lose a piece of myself that won't ever grow back properly. Is that taking an irrational risk with my health? And to be honest, I don't have much control over how much sleep I get due to family situations, so I guess I could only dial in nutrition and exercise and do my best at sleep. Or is a piece of my cervix the price I have to pay for all the fun I've had in my life?