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    Pap smear

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      Lynne-I-Am

      Hi Fran106. I agree with the other ladies about a second opinion. Your former doctor said yearly, are you sure that was for a Pap smear or for a pelvic exam? ..Every woman should have a pelvic exam every single year.no matter her age. I no longer have a Pap smear since I do not have a cervix but I am diligent about my pelvic exams. The American Cancer Society changed their recommendations several years ago regarding Pap smears and currently recommend them every three years for women 25 to 65 along with an HPV test. If you have a gynecologist oncologist where you live that would be a good source for a second opinion.

      about 1 month ago
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      Fran106

      Thanks all for your answers. I am going to my oncologist next week and will ask for new doctor if necessary.

      about 1 month ago
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      ChicagoSandy

      Not to pry, but how old are you, and have you been monogamous? My GYN told me at my last pelvic exam a yr. ago that if you haven't had a new partner since your last Pap and you're >65, you no longer need any more Paps after one last "baseline," especially if you culture negative for HPV. Exception is a history of multiple partners, PID, ano-genital warts or of course cervical/uterine cancer. (TMI, I know). Still get pelvic exams, of course, to check that ovaries haven't grown and no growths in uterus.

      about 1 month ago
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    Side Effects (Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)): 9 years out lost lots hair, not bald. No cancer though.

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