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What to ask your doctor about cervical cancer

Women discussing cervical cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • How will I know if I have cervical cancer?
  • Am I more likely to get cervical cancer than anyone else?
  • Will smoking affect my risk of cervical cancer?
  • My mother had cervical cancer. Does this mean I am more likely to get it?
  • Is there anything I can do to lower my risk of cervical cancer?
  • How often should I have a smear test?
  • Who will give me the results of my smear test?
  • Will the results be explained to me?
  • I have had a hysterectomy. Do I still need smear tests?
  • How are smears checked in this health authority?
  • Is there an alternative to smear tests?
  • I have had an abnormal smear. How long will I have to wait for treatment?
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Updated: 29 May 2014