BY JUDY MOLLAND
Is it possible that the Pap smear, commonly used to detect cervical cancer, could also be used to find ovarian and endometrial cancers?
The Pap test is designed to collect cervical cells that are examined for cancer. Currently, there is no good screening method available for ovarian or endometrial cancers, but a new study conducted at Johns Hopkins University suggests that may change in the future. The new test would check for the presence of certain cancer-specific mutations, using a genome sequencing test called the “PapGene.”
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