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About endometrial cells on cervix

05/09/2008

Question:

are endometrial cells cancerious? do they have to be removed? can the procedure be done as a same day surgery procedure? What will happen if you do not have them removed?

Answer:

Endometrial cells are the cells that line the uterus. They are not cancerous, but can become cancerous. It is abnormal to have them on a Pap smear in older, postmenopausal women. This is usually evaluated by a biopsy of the lining of the uterus and cervix.

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Response by:

Thomas  A deHoop, MD Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
No longer associated