Abnormal Pap Test / Pap Test Directory
A Pap test is usually done as part of a woman's routine pelvic exam. During a Pap test, a small sample of cells from the surface of the cervix is collected and then examined in a lab for abnormal cell changes. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about Pap tests, how and when they are done, what they look for, and much more.
What If My Pap Test Results Are Abnormal?
If your Pap test results came back abnormal, you might be concerned. But an abnormal result doesn’t always mean cancer. Find out what else might be to blame.
Cervical Cancer: Can It Be Prevented?
Cervical cancer is now almost totally preventable. Do you know how to stop it before it starts?
How do I know if I have cervical cancer?
Learn how to spot the signs of cervical cancer early, when the disease is easiest to treat. And find out how your doctor diagnoses this cancer.
What Is a Pap Test?
A Pap test is an exam that can reveal whether you have cervical cancer. This article explains how it’s done and what your results can reveal about your health.
Women have been going to their gynecologists for Pap tests for more than 50 years. And their vigilance has paid off: Mortality rates from cervical cancer have dropped 70%, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. But a woman's chance of getting a false negative -- a result that says she's healthy when she really has cancer or pre-cancerous cells -- is still between 10
What Your Gynecologist Wants You to Know
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Cervical Cancer and the HPV Vaccine: A Shot of Prevention
Regular Pap tests and the HPV vaccine -- do you really need both?