Apr 16, 2014 - 8:42 am
Hi all. I'm six months overdue for my cancer checkup and I am trying to get into a doctor because I've been having some familiar pains. However, I've decided to go to a different oncologist because my normal one didn't see me but sent in a NP who proceeded to give me a pap smear. I was confused about this because I have no uterus or cervix to speak of - what could she have even found if she was looking for something? Isn't there a different procedure to check for recurrance of uterine cancer than a pap? The NP did take some kind of sample because I was given the all clear (and then they sent the Medicaid office documentation stating that I no longer had cancer, and Medicaid dropped me like a stone and charged me $5,000 for incurred expenses during my review, but that's another story) but I didn't feel that the procedure was thorough at all. On top of that, she had these manicured nails that were oh so uncomfortable; which I mentioned on my outgoing survey. I mean, yeowch, lady! Anyway, what have you all experienced on your recurrence checkups? Do they just do paps? Is that normal?