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

Jun 25, 2020 ... 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 ...

www.healthline.com/health/pap-smear

A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a routine screening procedure for cervical cancer. It's recommended once every three years for women starting at age 21, ...

www.webmd.com/women/guide/pap-smear

Jun 25, 2020 ... What Is a Pap Smear? A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is an exam a doctor uses to test for cervical cancer in women. It can also reveal ...

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

Jan 31, 2019 ... Pap tests (or Pap smears) look for cancers and precancers in the cervix. Precancers are cell changes that can be caused by the human ...

medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003911.htm

The Pap test checks for cervical cancer. Cells scraped from the opening of the cervix are examined under a microscope. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus ...

www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/pap-smear

Pap smear. Listen to pronunciation. (pap smeer). A procedure in which a small brush or spatula ...

kidshealth.org/en/teens/pap-smears.html

What Is a Pap Smear? A Pap smear (or Pap test) is a medical test that helps doctors figure out if there are any problems with a girl's cervix (the lower part of the ...

uihc.org/health-topics/what-pap-smear

What is a pap smear? · Why is a Pap smear important? Pap smears are able to detect early mild cellular changes. · Who is at risk for cervical cancer? HPV causes&nbs...

choosingwiselycanada.org/pap-tests

A Pap test is a test of cells of the cervix. The cervix is the opening between the vagina and the uterus. The Pap test looks for cells that are not normal and can cause ...

www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/cancer/cervical-cancer/whats-pap-test

Pap tests, sometimes called Pap smears, are very important tests for finding abnormal cells on your cervix that could lead to cervical cancer. Pap tests find cell ...