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Where do I stand?

It’s not easy to think about cancer risks.  But early detection is so important in the successful treatment of cancer of the cervix, you owe it to yourself to think about these questions.


I do not have regular Pap tests (a test used to detect both dysplasia and cervical cancer) YES NO
Do I have many sexual partners or a sexual partner who has had many partners?                           YES NO
Do I have a weakened immune system (for example, from taking drugs after an organ transplant or having a disease such as AIDS)? YES NO
Have I used birth control pills for a long time? YES NO
Have I given birth to many children?  YES NO
Was my last Pap test more than two years ago? YES NO
Am I sexually active or have I ever had sex?  YES NO

Do I have a history or a diagnosis of HPV? (Human Papilloma Virus)

Am I a smoker?  YES NO
Was I sexually active at a young age?  YES NO
Have I taken diethylstilbestrol (DES) or being the daughter of a mother who took DES (a form of estrogen that was used between 1940 and 1971 to treat women with certain problems during pregnancy, such as miscarriages)   YES NO



If you answered YES to any question, see your health care provider and ask about a Pap test.


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