A Pap smear is a medical procedure in which a sample of cells from a woman's cervix is collected examined under a microscope. The purpose is to look for pre-malignant or malignant cancer.
A Pap smear is a simple, quick, and painless screening test. In the vast majority of cases, a Pap smear identifies minor cellular abnormalities before they have had a chance to become malignant. Hopefully, a pap smear can find abnormal cells when it is most easily treatable.
Ashland Integrative Medicine believes that a trusting relationship is key in being able to correctly identify the real problem and issue. Educating our patients with current expert knowledge, and dispelling many myths is important to share with her patient, as it is one of Ashland Integrative Medicine’s priorities.
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