Health Tip – Mar. 25 – After Total Hysterectomy, No Pap Test Needed

Filed under: Dee Dee |

If a woman has had a total hysterectomy, she no longer has a cervix and is at negligible risk for developing cervical cancer. In practical terms, she therefore doesn’t need a Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer. The same generally hold true for women over 65 who have a history of normal Pap screens. However, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many of those women are still being subjected to Pap smears.

Share Sunny 101.9 WKQS Content with World!
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • Reddit
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites
  • Print
  • PDF
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • BarraPunto
  • LinkedIn
  • Live
  • RSS
  • Slashdot
  • Mixx
  • Fark
  • MySpace