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Are there any quick tests to screen for cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer?
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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Pap test
The best way to screen for cervical cancer is to get a pap test, which is recommended every 3 years between the ages of 21 and 65.
There are ways to screen for ovarian and uterus cancer, but they have not been shown to actually work to reduce deaths from these diseases. A good resource for research-proven prevention strategies is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012.

In brief: Pap test
The best way to screen for cervical cancer is to get a pap test, which is recommended every 3 years between the ages of 21 and 65.
There are ways to screen for ovarian and uterus cancer, but they have not been shown to actually work to reduce deaths from these diseases. A good resource for research-proven prevention strategies is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012.
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
In brief: Yes and no
Cervix: pap smear with hpv testing is a quick but robust test for cervical cancer.
Tests for ovary & uterus are less robust but include exam by a doc, blood test and ultrasounds.

In brief: Yes and no
Cervix: pap smear with hpv testing is a quick but robust test for cervical cancer.
Tests for ovary & uterus are less robust but include exam by a doc, blood test and ultrasounds.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Yes and No
It is critical to have a yearly physical examination that includes a pelvic exam with your doctor. Cervical cancer is screened for by something called a pap smear.
This will be done during your pelvic examination. Also during your pelvic examination your doctor can try to feel for any abnormalities in the size of the uterus and possible fullness in the adnexa (where the ovaries are).

In brief: Yes and No
It is critical to have a yearly physical examination that includes a pelvic exam with your doctor. Cervical cancer is screened for by something called a pap smear.
This will be done during your pelvic examination. Also during your pelvic examination your doctor can try to feel for any abnormalities in the size of the uterus and possible fullness in the adnexa (where the ovaries are).
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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