Your Chance Of Gynecologic Cancer
1/8: Brest Cancer
1/38 Endometrial (uterine lining) Cancer
1/70 Ovarian Cancer
1/135 Cervical Cancer
Interestingly, we do use screening tests to see if you have one of these cancers, but remember about 7% of the women getting pap smears in any year are abnormal, and the rate of call backs on mammograms is even a bit higher. This is a far greater rate than the rate of actual invasive disease that these tests would track
. So remember: if you get a call that your pap was abnormal, do follow your gyno's recommendations, but your chance of invasive disease, as you see, is still relatively remote.