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What cancers show up on a pap smear?
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Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology
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In brief: Quite a bit
The pap smear, which is a screening test only and not a diagnostic test, can show signs of cervical cancer, uterine cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and even in some cases, ovarian cancer.
It can also show signs of cancers that have spread to these organs from other parts of the body (metastatic cancer). Very early dysplasias (pre-cancers) of the cervix are what it does best.

In brief: Quite a bit
The pap smear, which is a screening test only and not a diagnostic test, can show signs of cervical cancer, uterine cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and even in some cases, ovarian cancer.
It can also show signs of cancers that have spread to these organs from other parts of the body (metastatic cancer). Very early dysplasias (pre-cancers) of the cervix are what it does best.
Dr. Stephen Berns
Dr. Stephen Berns
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
In brief: Short Answer
The goal is to detect early changes and not cancer. Its the screening test of choice and all women should have them done.

In brief: Short Answer
The goal is to detect early changes and not cancer. Its the screening test of choice and all women should have them done.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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