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A 35-year-old female asked:

my mom is 70 do she get pap smear ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Women who have reached age 70 and who have had at least three normal pap smear results and no abnormal pap smear results for the last ten years may decide to stop cervical cancer screening through pap smear completely. Getting a pap will not do any harm, if you have any doubts about the need for continued screening.
Dr. Riad Homsi
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: No need for pap after the age of 65.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How frequently should she have a pap smear done?

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Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Depends on age: It depends on age and if you have had abnormal pap tests. At age 35, either a pap test every three years, or a pap with HPV testing every five. Either way, you still need to see your doctor yearly for breast exam, and annual exam.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my girlfriend told me she got a pap smear..?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Good news: Having a Pap smear is important for most women. It can detect pre malignant cervix cancer early, when it is treatable before radical surgery is indicated. Another value of present day Pap smear is that the test analyzes whether HPV virus is present. If so it would require treatment or the patient would spread the virus to her partner. This could then have serious implications.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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