Cervical Cancer is nothing but cancer which originates from neck of the womb also called the cervix. In order to detect abnormal cells even before they lead on to cancerous cells, I do a routine cervical cancer screening test called PAP smear every 3 years. PAP smears are nothing but internal examination which would expose cervix of the neck of the womb and a very gentle smear of the cervix with a brush or a spatula. The cells are then sent for microscopic examination in order to detect any abnormalities in the cells. PAP smears have to be done from 3 year after the first sexual contact up to the age of 65 years. I usually do them once in 3 years if the smears are normal. However, if there are any abnormalities found, they can be either followed up or treated immediately depending on the degree of abnormality.
Kindly seek an appointment if you have not had a pap smear problem until now.