Thursday, April 16, 2009

Interesting Fact re: Pap & Cervical Cancer

It is known that about 10% of women with an obvious cancer of the cervix will have a Pap test that is essentially normal. This is because there is so much inflammation and dead cell debris that it masks the cancer cells.


Hrmmm so maybe I am "normal" after all... LOL

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, its true.. and we do explain that to people. However if you have an obvious lesion the only option is to biopsy. Paps are only for lesions you can't see - to screen and be sure. But if there is a lesion a pap is not the right answer - EVER.