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Cancer

Question
Posted by: Bernadette | 2018/05/11

Q.

My Mother had an inconclusive pap smear and then a hysterectomy, could I stand a chance of having cervical cancer?

My mom had her hysterectomoy awhile ago possibly 15 years ago, she is now 60years old. I had had 1 son, and a miscarriage and plan to have another child. Do I need to have a pap smear before falling pregnant again?

Expert's Reply

A.

Cancer expert
- 2018/05/23

Dear Bernadette, having a Pap smear is something that every woman of child-bearing age should have as from age 18 to 20. The Pap smear should ideally be repeated every 3 years until age 70. It is advisable that you discuss this with you doctor immediately and preferably before you finally decide to fall pregnant again. The doctor will also be able to inform you regarding your individual risks for cervical cancer. (MCH).

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