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Why do menopausal women need pelvic exams?

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A woman’s chances of ovarian and other types of cancer rise with age. Regular pelvic exams may help detect cancers earlier in both women who have and have not gone through menopause.

From: The Pelvic Exam and Menopause WebMD Medical Reference

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The National Women's Health Information Center.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 17, 2018

SOURCES:

The National Women's Health Information Center.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 17, 2018

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