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Do all women need pap tests?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: If you have a cervix

A pap test looks for cervical cancer.
If you had a full hysterectomy, it means you don't have a cervix and therefore can't get cervical cancer and you don't need a pap test. If you have a cervix, you need a pap.

In brief: If you have a cervix

A pap test looks for cervical cancer.
If you had a full hysterectomy, it means you don't have a cervix and therefore can't get cervical cancer and you don't need a pap test. If you have a cervix, you need a pap.
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care

In brief: All with uterus need

The pap test is a screen for cancer cells on the uterine cervix.
This can detect very early pre-cancerous lesions. Unless a woman has had a hysterectomy, which means there is no longer a cervix, an annual pap smear can be life saving.

In brief: All with uterus need

The pap test is a screen for cancer cells on the uterine cervix.
This can detect very early pre-cancerous lesions. Unless a woman has had a hysterectomy, which means there is no longer a cervix, an annual pap smear can be life saving.
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