A Pap test (Pap smear) is a crucial screening method for detecting cervical cancer. Let’s explore the details:

  1. Procedure:
    • Objective: Microscopic examination of cervical cells.
    • Collection: During routine pelvic exam.
    • Instruments: Small spatula and cervical brush.
    • Lab Analysis: Cells sent for evaluation.
  2. Pap Smear Results:
    • Negative/Normal: Healthy cervix.
    • Abnormal Cells (Non-Cancerous):
      • Follow-up exam to assess further action.
    • Cervical Infections:
      • Yeast, Chlamydia, or gonorrhea can cause inflammation.
    • Human Papillomavirus (HPV):
      • Common virus linked to cervical cancer.
      • Further testing or treatment may be recommended.
  3. Infection Management:
    • Seek prompt treatment if infection detected.

Remember, early detection is critical for successful cervical cancer treatment. Schedule your Pap smear today for continued well-being