Pap Smear

The Pap Smear test detects changes in the cervix, which, if left undetected, may become cancer. However, having an abnormal Pap smear test result does not necessarily mean you have or will get cervical cancer. This is especially true for women who follow their doctor’s recommendations for when to have the Pap smear test. A thin layer of tissue, composed of cells, covers the cervix. As cervical cells develop, the cells on the bottom layer move to the surface of the cervix. Sometimes, during cellular development, cervical cells may become damaged or abnormal. When this occurs, these cells develop in an abnormal way and sometimes require removal to prevent cervical cancer from developing.

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