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Posted by: KCK | 2004/11/02

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Two years ago i gave birth to a beautiful baby girl by c-section I had never had a pap smear(never). We are sexally active. How important is it and why.

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It is a screening test for cancer of the cervix and is very important in order to pick up changes in the cervix before they become cancerous.

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/11/03

Anyone woman who has had sex is at risk of cervical cancer. Only nuns are not at risk. There seems to be something in semen which causes cervical cancer.

The pap smear detects changes in the cervical cells, so that treatment can be effected before cervical cancer can actually start.

This is why it is important that women have an anual pap smear from as soon as they are sexually active.

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