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Having been a "des" baby and cervical cancer in family should I wait for insurance before first pap in 6 years?
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Dr. James Heid
Family Medicine
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In brief: DES cancer risk
That is a tough question to answer, because you don't want to wait to long, but if you have an abnormal pap smear before you get insurance, that might be a "pre-existing condition" for some insurance companies.
The best thing is either to get insurance now, or see what options are available in your community for a free exam (susan g komen, planned parenthood, free clinics).

In brief: DES cancer risk
That is a tough question to answer, because you don't want to wait to long, but if you have an abnormal pap smear before you get insurance, that might be a "pre-existing condition" for some insurance companies.
The best thing is either to get insurance now, or see what options are available in your community for a free exam (susan g komen, planned parenthood, free clinics).
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