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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Pap Smears
Answer: First, get a second opinion to ensure it was not misread-common problem, have a pathologist who is a specialist in pap smears read it, even if it means sending it away. Epithelial cells are what a pap smear is, atypical cells can be precursors to cancer(not cancer) and if present, most would do repeat paps at 3-6 month intervals or culposcopy which is visualization of the cervix to ensure there are no abnormal areas that need biopsy.
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