Women's Health

Is There Potential for Pap Smears in Ovarian Cancer Detection?

Experts still can't agree on definitive pap smear benefits

Experts still can't agree on definitive pap smear benefits

As to whether women who have an increased risk of ovarian cancer can benefit from undergoing a pap smear, some experts contradict one another in regards to the benefits and risks that it presents. In any case, for women who are concerned about their risk of ovarian cancer, it is important that they consult with a doctor. The earlier any abnormal changes are detected, the earlier treatment can be received and hopefully, cancerous growths can be prevented.

References

https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/cancer-screening/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/expert-answers/ovarian-cancer/faq-20058278

https://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2018-03-21/could-a-pap-test-spot-more-than-just-cervical-cancer

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/50410889/ns/health-cancer/t/pap-test-possible-ovarian-cancer/#.Wr4aPohubIU