Skip navigation

The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. Cancer screening is looking for cancer before you have any symptoms. Cancer found early may be easier to treat.

Cervical cancer screening is usually part of a woman's health checkup. There are two types of tests: the Pap test and the HPV test. For both, the doctor or nurse collects cells from the surface of the cervix. With the Pap test, the lab checks the sample for cancer cells or abnormal cells that could become cancer later. With the HPV test, the lab checks for HPV infection. HPV is a virus that spreads through sexual contact. It can sometimes lead to cancer. If your screening tests are abnormal, your doctor may do more tests, such as a biopsy.

(Read more)
Photograph of a woman sitting on a porch chair
Results 1 - 10 of 274 for pap smear
  1. Cervical Cancer Screening (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Cancer found early may be easier to treat. Cervical cancer screening is usually part of a woman's health checkup. ...
  2. Pap Smear Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Pap Smear Introduction Cancer of the cervix affects more than 10,000 women in the United States every ... to be analyzed. Surface of Cervix During a Pap Smear First you will be asked to undress, at ...
  3. Pap Smear (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)  
    ... of this website will be limited. Search Help? Pap Smear Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also ... active. ^ Back to top 3. Does an abnormal Pap smear always mean cancer? A single "abnormal" Pap smear ...
  4. Pap Smears (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... News Anxiety Disorders Relaxation Exercises The Flu Vaccine Pap Smears KidsHealth > Teens > Sexual Health > For Girls > Pap Smears ... a Pap Smear? What Happens? What Is a Pap Smear? A Pap smear is a medical test that ...
  5. The Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. Cells scraped from the opening of the cervix are examined ... or nurse if you: Have had an abnormal Pap smear Might be pregnant Do not do the following ...
  6. How to Interpret Abnormal Pap Smear Results (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    ... Web version Cervical Cancer | How to Interpret Abnormal Pap Smear Results What does an abnormal Pap smear mean? A Pap smear allows your doctor to look at the cells ...
  7. Pap Smear: Still Necessary After Hysterectomy? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  8. Pap Smear: Do I Need One If I'm a Virgin? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  9. Human papilloma virus - testing; Abnormal Pap smear - HPV testing; LSIL-HPV testing, Low-grade dysplasia - HPV testing; HSIL - HPV testing; High-grade dysplasia - HPV testing; HPV testing in ...
  10. During a Pap smear, cells from the outside and the canal of the cervix are retrieved by gently scraping the outside of the cervix. The Pap smear is performed to detect cancerous or precancerous conditions ...
previous · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · next