• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Pap test after hysterectomy

January 4, 2019

a three generational group of women smiling and having coffee togetherPap test: Still needed after hysterectomy?
If you've had surgery to remove all or part of your uterus — a total or partial hysterectomy — you may or may not continue to need routine Pap tests. Your health care provider will consider several factors when making this determination, including your age and the reason for the surgery. Learn more from Dr. Tatnai Burnett, a Mayo Clinic OB-GYN.

Cancer treatment myths 
As advances in the treatment of cancer have increased, there are more opportunities to learn the facts about this disease. Yet some misleading ideas about cancer treatment still persist. Misconceptions about cancer treatment might make you feel confused or unsure when making treatment decisions. Knowing the truth can help you feel more comfortable. Learn more from Dr. Timothy Moynihan, an emeritus Mayo Clinic oncologist.

Sweet's syndrome 
Sweet's syndrome is a rare skin condition. Signs and symptoms of Sweet's syndrome include fever and painful skin lesions that appear mostly on your arms, neck, head and trunk. The exact cause isn't known. In some people, it's triggered by an infection, illness or certain medications. It sometimes is associated with cancer, most often leukemia. Occasionally, this disorder may be associated with a solid tumor, such as breast or colon cancer. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options for Sweet's syndrome.

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