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Have You Had Your Cervical Cancer Screening?

Nov 13, 2015

A part of receiving gynecological health care services is receiving a cervical cancer screening. This is done during a pap smear test which is a routine test given during an annual exam at the gynecologist’s office.

During the Pap test, the gynecologist will look out for precancerous cells that need to be treated early. As one of the easiest cancers to prevent, cervical cancer can be caught early and treated right away to prevent the development of a more serious and advanced stage of development. There is also the HPV test which detects the human papillomavirus which can cause abnormal cell mutation. All women between the ages of 21 and 65 can be screened for cervical cancer.

The test can be scheduled here at Metropolitan Family Planning Clinic. By having the test completed yearly, you can be confident that you are free of the abnormal cells which can develop into cervical cancer, so if you have not yet had cervical cancer screening this year, it is important to schedule it as soon as possible. Prevention is the best cure and finding any abnormalities early on will safeguard against more advanced development which is harder to treat.

What to expect from the test

During the Pap test, your uterus, cervix and other organs may be checked. The nurse or doctor will collect cells using a swab which will be tested at a later time after being sent to the laboratory. You can consult with your doctor to find out whether or not the HPV test is right for you, and whether or not the it will be administered at the same time. You can consult with your doctor to find out whether or not the HPV test is right for you.

The results from your cervical cancer screening should be ready in about three weeks. If the tests come back positive, your doctor will discuss what options are available to you, since it is important to follow up after a positive result to begin treatment as quickly as possible.

At Metropolitan Family Planning Clinic, you can receive a cervical screening test to check for abnormal cells at the earlies. Contact us to schedule your test today and find out more about our services by browsing our website.