Mar 15, 2012 - 2:36 pm
I haven't decided what I think yet, but given I'd always had normal smears and never had cervical cancer, dysplasia, or any problems (for 40+ years) yet it was a Pap that showed the postmenopausal endometrial cells, I wonder. I know there are others here who had endometrial cells on a Pap with no other symptoms. . .
It had been 4 years since my last normal Pap smear and I might have made it my last. My PCP said generally after age 70 Paps are no longer performed if a woman has always had normal results. Now they're saying 65. I was 62. Sure, it's unusual for suspicion of endometrial cancer to be diagnosed this way, but . . . I'm here to tell you I'm glad I had that Pap test! I probably would have put it off more if my pcp hadn't said I was overdue.