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What to ask your doctor about cervical cancer tests

Women discussing cervical cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What tests are you going to do?
  • What are you looking for?
  • I might be pregnant. Can you still do the tests I need?
  • Will the tests cause any problems with pregnancy in the future?
  • What happens if I don't have the tests?
  • Will the tests show whether I have cancer?
  • Can I have all the tests as an outpatient?
  • Are any of the tests painful?
  • Who will give me the test results?
  • How long will the results take?
  • When should I contact you if I don't get the results?
  • Is there a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) I can talk to?

 

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Updated: 2 June 2014