Study: Pap smears might find ovarian and uterine cancer

01/10/2013 | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Cervical fluid collected for Pap smear tests may also contain traces of ovary or endometrium cells, indicating that the test used to detect cervical cancer could also help find ovarian and uterine cancer, according to a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Researchers stress that though the findings indicate a positive first step in being able to identify ovarian and uterine cancer, larger-scale studies need to be conducted to examine the test's reliability.

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