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Pap Test or Pap Smear

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It is essential that every woman, especially those that are sexually active, get a Pap smear, also called a Pap test as part of her well-woman exam. Pap smears check for changes in the cells of your cervix, the lower part of your uterus that opens into your vagina. Specifically, the Pap test results can indicate if you have an infection, abnormal cervical cells or cervical cancer.

Regular Pap tests have led to a significant reduction in cervical cancer deaths because routine Pap smears can detect the earliest signs of cervical cancer such as abnormal cells and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Early detection can save your life! So, make sure to schedule and get your Pap test every year.

If you haven’t had a Pap smear or Pap test in a while, schedule your well-woman exam at Family & Women’s Health at Avalon Park, call 407.306.0982 or visit our contact page.