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do abnormal pap test results mean cancer?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Several things can make a pap smear abnormal including cancer, pre-cancer, infections, or even a false positive result. If yours is abnormal you'll probably need either repeat or additional testing. Please see your doctor to discuss.
Answered on Mar 28, 2015
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: There are multiple grades and types of abnormalities detected on pap. You should discuss the results with your doctor.
Answered on Jul 2, 2012

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