Cervical Cancer Case

A 58-year-old Vietnamese woman presents for a pre-employment physical and to establish care. Her English language skills are only fair and she is interviewed through an interpreter. She is gravida 3 para 3 and her medical history and review of systems is unremarkable. She is widowed (x1 year) and states her husband had been her only sexual partner. Three years ago she had a physical examination including a pap smear.

In the short time you have left remaining in the visit you consider whether to perform a pap smear.

Is the following statement true?

You may postpone her pap smear for another year as her risk of cervical cancer is negligible since she reports only one sexual partner.

  1. True
  2. False
Cervical Cancer Case

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