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Villa Rica, GA
A 63-year-old female asked:

Pap smear showed cervical inflammation. age 63, not sexually active. no std's. 2 severe yeast infections in last month w/uti. cancer possible?

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Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 66 years experience
Not likely: inflammation is not usually cancer or precancer. although a very inflammed can mask underlying disease by making the pap smear hard to read, simple treatment and repeat smear and hpv testing should resolve the issue.
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 21 years experience
Possible : Diane, always "possible" but in your case more likely due to the recent infections. If it was cancerous, pathology would have other suggestive findings such as atypical cells, etc. Live healthy and be well!

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Last updated May 10, 2014

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