Cancer of the Cervix PAP Smear
The PAP smear is a simple, painless test, where the examiner brushes off the surface of the cervix with a wooden spatula. The PAP smear is performed during a pelvic examination. The sample cells that are collected during the process are evaluated for the presence of cancer. The PAP test is very sensitive and can show early or pre-cancerous changes referred to as cervical dysplasia.
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