pap smear

Women's Health
August 15, 2017

What happens during a pap smear?

A pap smear, also known as a pap test, can save your life. Doctors use it detect STDs and screen for cervical cancer: the second most common type of cancer in women. A Pap smear can spot changes in the cervix, so you can get treated before it develops into cancer. Risk factors for cervical cancer One of the major risk factors for cervical cancer is contracting Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease through skin-to-skin contact. Other risk factors include: smoking a weakened immune system long term use of contraceptives being overweight How often to get tested If…
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