Pap Smear Test
What is Pap smear?
Why should we get a Pap smear?
Early detection is crucial for any kind of illness, including cervical cancer. A pap smear would allow the doctor to detect any abnormalities early and give you a higher chance of cure. Noticing these abnormal cells is your first step in halting the possibility of developing cervical cancer.
What is cervical cancer?
When should I go for a pap smear?
It is recommended that you get a pap smear every 3 years, starting from age 25. If you are at higher risk of cancer, discuss with your doctor when would be a good time to begin cervical cancer screening.
Women aged 30 and older can consider Pap testing every five years if the procedure is combined with testing for HPV, or HPV testing instead of the Pap smear.
If you have certain risk factors, your doctor may recommend more-frequent Pap smears, regardless of your age. These risk factors include: