Oct 04

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PAP Test

Why should I have a PAP test?


Pap tests check for cervical cell changes that are caused by an HPV (human papilloma virus) infection.

Cervical cancer can be prevented by following these cell changes closely and treating them if necessary.

Screening with a PAP test is the only way to find cell changes in your cervix that may lead to cancer.


Should I have a PAP test if?….?              

I feel healthy and have no symptoms – Yes

I have never had intimate sexual contact – No

I am no longer sexually active – Yes

I have only had one partner – Yes

I am in a same sex relationship – Yes

I have been through menopause – Yes

I have no family history of cervical cancer – Yes

I am under 21 – No