FAQs About Pap Smears
Cervical cancer is one of the most fatal diseases among women. Studies show that there are about 500,000 new cases and 274,000 deaths caused by cervical cancer each year. Fortunately, incidences of cervical cancer have significantly decreased in the past 30+ years, thanks to the increasing use of a test called a pap smear.
This is a procedure where a pap smear doctor collects cells from a patient’s cervix. These cells will be examined for any abnormalities, which can help detect early signs of cervical cancer.
Even though pap smears have been around for decades, there are still women out there who have little to no knowledge about the procedure, much less about its importance. So, here are the answers to some FAQs about pap smears that can help spread awareness and information about the test.
What Is a Pap Smear?
A pap smear is a …