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 What is the purpose of a pap smear?

Answer The Papanicolaou test (more commonly known as a Pap smear) is an important part of a woman's health routine. A Pap smear can determine if a woman is at risk for cervical cancer.How is a Pap smear ... Read More »
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What diseases can a pap smear detect?

According to the American Pregnancy Association, pap smears detect the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a viral sexually transmitted infection that can lead to genital warts and cervical cancer... Read More »
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What Could a Bad Pap Smear Mean?

Receiving news that a recent pap test's results have come back abnormal can result in a scary time for many women. The causes for an abnormal test results can vary in severity, however, and most wo... Read More »
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What does a pap smear tell you?

Pap smears are the leading preventative measure taken against cervical cancer. Doctors recommend annual pap tests for women between the ages of 21 and 30, and testing every two or three years for w... Read More »
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What does a pap smear look for?

A pap smear is a test to detect signs that could indicate cancer. Women over 21 and under 30 are advised to have a pap smear every two years, while women over 30 may wait three years between tests... Read More »
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