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A 34-year-old female asked:

mom 68 did pap 7months ago and was clean the dr found cervical or uterine polyp and asked to be removed,could it still be cancerous if pap was clear?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Unlikely to be Cance: Polyps are usually benign. But they need to be removed as some of them can change into cancer over a period of time. I agree with removal.

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