Originally Posted by Rockcat
For those of you who are being "watched" for cervical cancer, you may want to have your doctor send paps to 2 different labs. It might cost $20.00 extra, but it could be well worth it.
I was going for paps every 6 months so that I could stay on the pill. When my cervical cancer was caught, it was a no-choice, no waiting, hysterectomy. Cervical cancer is one of the slowest growing, but wasn't caught early although I was having regular paps. Thank God it was caught at all!
What I found out is the poeple who read the pap smears are working under a lot of pressure because they have a quota to reach. Misreadings are caused by this. The chance of having an accurate reading is increased greatly by having the lab work done twice.
Sorry for the hijack. I now return you to your regularly scheduled thread.