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Do pap smears only test for cervical cancer or other types too?
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In brief: Uterine CA also.
The main purpose today is to spot cervical cancer.
But abnormal uterine lining cells will also show up sometimes. In fact, the original purpose of the pap smear was to find uterine cancer! see more about the history of this amazing lifesaver, an explanation for some of the changes, and its wonderful pioneer nicholas papanicolaou here: http://www.Ama-assn.Org/amednews/2007/09/03/hlsa0903.Htm.

In brief: Uterine CA also.
The main purpose today is to spot cervical cancer.
But abnormal uterine lining cells will also show up sometimes. In fact, the original purpose of the pap smear was to find uterine cancer! see more about the history of this amazing lifesaver, an explanation for some of the changes, and its wonderful pioneer nicholas papanicolaou here: http://www.Ama-assn.Org/amednews/2007/09/03/hlsa0903.Htm.
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