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Cervical cancer screening update: Not your mother’s Pap smear
- By Andrea Chisholm, MD, Contributor
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How about women older than 70? Many of us women reliving longer!
Accuracy of cytological screening for cervical cancer. S N Upadhaya, R S Jha, T K Sinha, N K Mishra. Indian J Med Res 80, 457-462 (1984).
Cytologic screening for the detection of cancer in the uterine cervix- a survey in Patna(India) Cancer Letters (Ireland) 52,21-27 (1990). N K Mishra and T K Sinha.
What about women who have had uterine cancer with a complete hysterectomy? No chemo or radiation required, Stage 1-A. Is any PAP required?? My surgeon said it wasn’t required; the nurse practitioner said I should still have an annual PAP. Incidentally, I followed the surgeon’s advice.
I was diagnosed with HPV many years ago and went through 2 painful laser surgeries to treat it. I also had a LEAP procedure to assess suspicious cellular growth. Under these circumstances, shouldn’t I receive a pap more often than every 5 years?
Should postmenopausal women of age 80 and a complete hysterectomy continue to have paps smears of the vagina?
Very nice topic about cervical canser
Pap smear ican under stand but what is HPV test
Can it would see cervical desplasia
It is done by spcular examination
What we see as a colour changes of cervical mucosa
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