A Pap smear, sometimes referred to as a "Pap test", is a relatively simple procedure that will test for cervical cancer in women. 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 cancer early with a Pap smear greatly increases your chances of a cure. Also, Pap smears can detect changes in your cervical cells that suggest whether or not cancer may develop in the future. Detecting these abnormal cells early on with a Pap smear is your first step in stopping the possible development of cervical cancer.
Visit or contact Hart Family Care in Ashland, KY today to schedule your next Pap smear appointment.