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    So if someone has had CIN cells (?) in pap smears previously do they still continue to get pap smears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    So if someone has had CIN cells (?) in pap smears previously do they still continue to get pap smears?

    yes but they now pay for them, 50$ every time even if you need 3 monthly smears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    So if someone has had CIN cells (?) in pap smears previously do they still continue to get pap smears?
    Depends.

    The current recommendation is... For high grade lesions. If they've had 2x consecutive yearly smears and hpv tests that were negative then they go back to normal screening which is every 2yrs now and 5yrly as of next year.

    But otherwise it hasn't been agreed upon.

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    Re hpv screening vs Pap smear screening this website summarizes the changes and has links to the evidence reports and rationale for the changes, for those interested:
    http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/in...ecommendations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Sounds like something a drunk sexist dude would come out with at a BBQ after drinking far too many stubbies.

    One of those types that people roll their eyes at and wish they'd shut up and pass out already.

    Terrible idea.
    What, like Mark Latham?

    Sorry, i know the thread has moved on, but couldn't resist.☺

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    This pap smear thing isn't going to end well.. Im not talking BH, im talking women's health and equal rights(in theory) just took a massive leap backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Re hpv screening vs Pap smear screening this website summarizes the changes and has links to the evidence reports and rationale for the changes, for those interested:
    http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/in...ecommendations
    So what I take from this link is that the new test will be better as it is more accurate and most cervical cancers are caused by the HPV virus.

    In regards to women that have cervical cancer not caused by HPV this is their response:

    'There is no effective population screening test for rare neuroendocrine cervical cancers.

    Neither the current Pap test nor the new cervical screening test (primary HPV test) effectively detects rare neuroendocrine cervical cancers.'

    So the new way of cervical screening is thought to be more effective because a pap-smear doesn't do any better of a job detecting non-HPV cervical cancer.

    Am I reading the link wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    So what I take from this link is that the new test will be better as it is more accurate and most cervical cancers are caused by the HPV virus.

    In regards to women that have cervical cancer not caused by HPV this is their response:

    'There is no effective population screening test for rare neuroendocrine cervical cancers.

    Neither the current Pap test nor the new cervical screening test (primary HPV test) effectively detects rare neuroendocrine cervical cancers.'

    So the new way of cervical screening is thought to be more effective because a pap-smear doesn't do any better of a job detecting non-HPV cervical cancer.

    Am I reading the link wrong?
    That's what I took from it. The link was very good.
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    How judgmental. Just yuck.

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    Oh that's awful... I've had Precancerous cells (CIN3 from memory) and had a LEEP procedure... I'm a once a year papsmear plus thin prep kinda girl. Have come back clear since so distancing paps but 5 years seems extreme :/


 
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