A 35-year-old female asked:
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Are uterine cancer, endometrial / ovarian cancer, and uterine fibroids/other abnormalities detected through pap smear other than cervical cancer?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
no: A pap smear is rather limited to assessing the cells of the external cervix for signs of transformation toward cancer.The other problems mentioned are not assessed with this test. Other studies such as endometrial biopsy, ultrasound, abdominal ct or diagnostic laporoscopy are needed to assess the other items.
Answered on Sep 3, 2014
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