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Cervical Cancer (cont.)

Cervical Cancer Follow-up

Regular pelvic examinations and Pap smears are important for every woman. These tests are no less important for a woman who has been treated for precancerous changes or for cancer of the cervix.

  • Follow-up care should include a full pelvic examination, Pap smear, and other tests as indicated on a regular schedule recommended by the gynecologist.
  • These precautions are necessary to allow early detection should the cancer return.

Cancer treatment may cause side effects many years later. For this reason, a woman should continue to have regular checkups and should report any health problems that appear.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/13/2015

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