PAP Test (cervical cancer screening)

What is a PAP Test?

 

The PAP test, also called a PAP smear, checks for changes in the cells of your cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens into the vagina (birth canal). The PAP test can tell if you have an infection, or abnormal (unhealthy) cervical cells.

 

Most women have a PAP test yearly, starting at age 21 . If you are over the age of 30 and have had 3 normal PAP tests for 3 years, you may consult your physician about spacing out PAP tests to every 2 years. If you are over 65 years old, PAP tests may not be necessary if you have had 3 normal PAP tests and no abnormal results in the past 10 years

 

At Cape Obstetrics & Gynecology we recommend Breast and Pelvic Exams on an annual basis.

 

 

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