cervical smear test

cervical smear test

PAP smear. A screening test for cancer of the neck of the womb. Surface cells are scraped off with a wooden or plastic spatula and spread on a slide for microscopic examination. It was developed by George Nicholas Papanicolaou (1883–1962), an American pathologist of Greek origin. Many experts suggest 3-yearly screening for sexually active women over 35 and women who have been pregnant three or more times. The test is also advised for women asking for contraceptive advice. Developments in cervical smear technology include examination by robot.
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"It shows that if you go for your cervical smear test, they can diagnose any abnormalities early on and treat you for those before they become more serious.
On July 10, 2013, Ms Mhic Mhathuna had a cervical smear test. Her smear tests of 2011 and 2012 had come back as normal.
"The test is aimed at the one in four women across the region who have not had a cervical smear test in the last five years.
I'm a 36-year-old man and every few years my wife gets invited for a cervical smear test and my mum also goes for breast screening.
Dear Coleen I'M A 36-year-old man and every few years my wife gets invited for a cervical smear test and my mum also goes for breast screening.
Women aged 20 to 70 should have a cervical smear test every three years.
It is also believed that the cervical smear test, also called a Pap smear, is a painful procedure.
The cervical smear test, first described by the Greek gynaecologist Georgius Papanicolaou, consists of cytological examination of cells scraped off the neck of the womb.
A cervical smear test is just one of the tests included in Bupa's female health assessment .
Women are automatically invited for a cervical smear test once every three years.
Office manager Natassja Hall of Almondbury began to feel pain after the birth of her son and, having read about the death of Big Brother's Jade Goody, insisted upon a cervical smear test. Regular testing starts at 25 - but the mum-of-two was proved right when "severe cancerous cells" were discovered.