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    Post Menopause PAP tests
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    An_252097 posted:
    Is it that important to have PAP smears after menopause? There is no family history of cervical cancer.
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    georgiagail responded:
    A good article that discusses this:

    http://cancer.about.com/od/screeninganddiagnosis/a/papolderwomen.htm

    An issue that might play a role here is the number of sexual partners a post menopausal woman might have; there would be a tendency NOT to use condoms since pregnancy would not be a concern at this age. However, concerns over STD's, including HPV which would increase the risk of cervical cancer might increase if this is the scenario.

    Gail


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