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Pap Smear

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
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Keywords

Papanicolaou, sexually transmitted diseases, pap smear, bmrepf, hp

Overview *

Cancer of the cervix affects more than 10,000 women in the United States every year.

A Pap smear test allows cervical cancer to be detected and treated early. Pap smears are safe, painless, and very reliable.

The aim of a Pap smear test is to obtain a specimen from the cervix using a swab, or smear. The specimen is sent to a lab to be analyzed.

In the lab, a pathologist looks at the Pap smear slides under a microscope. By doing this, he or she is able to find out if there is infection, slightly abnormal cells or cancer in the specimen.

The earlier abnormal cancerous cells are found, the better the chances are of treating cervical cancer successfully. It is very important to make a follow-up appointment if your test results are abnormal.

Getting regular Pap smears could save your life. Don't forget to schedule your Pap smear. It is a small price to pay for your health.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | Anatomy
Diseases | During Pap Smear
Results | Prevention
Summary

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program is for women whose doctor has requested that they have a Pap smear. Included are the following sections: anatomy, diseases of the cervix, during a Pap smear, results, and prevention.

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Last reviewed: 12/28/2007

 
     
 

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