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Should I stop having screening pap test if I am over age 65 with no prior history of cervical or vaginal cancer, if my last pap test was 5 years ago or less and was normal?


MedHead Confidence Score: 5
Amount Saved: $200 cost of pap test with interpretation post


MedHead Message:

Don’t keep getting pap tests over age 65 for routine purposes, if your last tests have been normal. It is generally a waste of resources. Take your honey out for a nice dinner on the town and skip the stirrups (unless you plan on going horseback riding).


1. https://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Annual-Womens-Health-Care/FOR-PATIENTS/Pt-Exams-and-Screening-Tests-Age-65-Years-and-Older 2. http://health.costhelper.com/pap-test.html


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