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www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/pap-smear/about/pac-20394841

Jun 25, 2020 ... 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 women ...

www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/basic_info/screening.htm

The Pap test (or Pap smear) looks for precancers, cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately. · The HPV test  ....

www.dana-farber.org/cervical-cancer/diagnosis

Pap test. Unlike other gynecologic cancers, cervical cancer can be detected through various screening tests. The most common screening test to detect cervical ...

www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/pap-hpv-tests

Jan 31, 2019 ... Pap tests look for cancers and precancers in the cervix. An HPV test looks for HPV in cervical cells. Learn when women need to get Pap and ...

www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/screening-tests/abn-pap-work-up.html

Jul 30, 2020 ... The Pap test and HPV test are screening tests, not diagnostic tests. They cannot tell for certain if you have cervical cancer. An abnormal Pap test ...

www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/diagnosing-cancer/tests-and-procedures/pap-test

A Pap test is the most common test used to look for early changes in cells that can lead to cervical cancer. This test is also called a Pap smear. It involves ...

medlineplus.gov/cervicalcancerscreening.html

Jan 22, 2021 ... 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 ...

www.acog.org/womens-health/faqs/abnormal-cervical-cancer-screening-test-results

How are abnormal Pap test results described?

www.nccc-online.org/hpvcervical-cancer/cervical-cancer-screening

We now know that these cell changes are caused by human papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV. The traditional test for early detection has been the Pap test ...

www.healthline.com/health/pap-smear

A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a screening procedure for cervical cancer. It tests for the presence of precancerous or cancerous cells on your cervix.