Pap Smear Clinic in Lakeland, FL

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Pap Smear in Lakeland, FL

Pap smear

A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a procedure to test for cervical cancer in women.

A Pap smear involves collecting cells from your cervix — the lower, narrow end of your uterus that’s at the top of your vagina.

Detecting cervical cancer early with a Pap smear gives you a greater chance at a cure. A Pap smear can also detect changes in your cervical cells that suggest cancer may develop in the future. Detecting these abnormal cells early with a Pap smear is your first step in halting the possible development of cervical cancer

Why it’s done?

A Pap smear is used to screen for cervical cancer. The Pap smear is usually done in conjunction with a pelvic exam. In general, doctors recommend beginning Pap testing at age 21.

How often should Pap smear be repeated?

Doctors generally recommend repeating Pap testing every 3 years for women ages 21-65.

Women age 30 and older can consider Pap testing every 5 years if the procedure is combined with testing for HPV.

Who can consider stopping Pap smears?

In certain situations a woman and her doctor may decide to end Pap testing, such as:

  • After a total hysterectomy. After a total hysterectomy — surgical removal of the uterus including the cervix — ask your doctor if you need to continue having Pap smears.If your hysterectomy was performed for a noncancerous condition, such as uterine fibroids, you may be able to discontinue routine Pap smears.But if your hysterectomy was for a precancerous or cancerous condition of the cervix, your doctor may recommend continuing routine Pap testing.
  • Older age. Doctors generally agree that women can consider stopping routine Pap testing at age 65 if their previous tests for cervical cancer have been negative.

If your pap smear demonstrates an abnormal growth pattern, or dysplasia, you will need a colposcopy, which is a microscopic examination of the cervix that allows the gynecologist to inspect the surface of the cervix under magnification. Treatment is then determined by the extent and severity of the problem.

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