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Pap Tests After a Hysterectomy: Are They Needed?
What Can A Pap Find After A Hysterectomy? The overwhelming reason Paps are done is to detect cervical cancer. Since post-hysterectomy women don't have a cervix, this reason is gone. They can incidentally detect signs of infection -- both vaginal and sexually transmitted. But, most women are past the age range where these are major risks for her.

Abnormal Pap Smears -- Reading Your Results
Abnormal Pap smears don't always mean cancer. Learn about the classification system, what various results mean, and find out what is the most likely next step.

Tamoxifen For Breast Cancer Prevention: FDA Approved, But Not Proven
The goal of breast cancer prevention is to have a longer, healthier life; not to trade a natural disease for a drug induced one. Tamoxifen was approved for breast cancer prevention in high risk women about a year ago, in spite of concerns it did just that. Was science second to press coverage? to money? Should you take it? Read about the past, present, and future of this controversial drug. You will pine for the simplicity of the hormone replacement question.

Hormone Replacement After Cervical Cancer

Breast Cancer Support Groups
There are many resources available to survivors of breast cancer. Read on for a list with contact information.

Breast Cancer Risk
Check out the new interactive program that will estimate your inherited risk of breast cancer.

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Only about 2% of women get breast cancer by age 60.