Sep 10, 2011 - 5:42 pm
Help me understand this. For the 1-2 years my gyn-onc has not done any pap tests. I has TAH 3 years ago and got paps for about a year after. When he stopped doing them I inquired. He said it's not necessary "because there's nothing to test". I discussed this with my PCP recently and she agreed. My understanding is that since the cervix was removed there is no reason to test for cervical cancer which is what pap tests for.
But I am still confused because Karen and others are still getting pap tests. So what is the story? I do have great confidence in my docs but don't understand why some of us are getting paps and others not.
Please help me understand this. Inquiring minds want to know!! MA