This test, which is a screening test for cervical cancer, checks for abnormal changes in cells taken from the cervix.
A pap smear, which is a screening test for cervical cancer, checks for abnormal changes in cells taken from the cervix.
A Pap smear involves taking some cells from the cervix during a pelvic (internal) exam. You may feel some discomfort when the specimen is taken.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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