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What is a pap test?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Check for cancer.

A pap smear is a test that is used to screen women for cervical cancer.
First, the doc will ask you to undress from the waist down and lie on the table with your feet propped up. The doc will then insert a speculum into the vagina, which opens up so the cervix can be visualized. Next, the doc uses a brush to take a small sample of the cells lining the cervix, and the procedure is done.

In brief: Check for cancer.

A pap smear is a test that is used to screen women for cervical cancer.
First, the doc will ask you to undress from the waist down and lie on the table with your feet propped up. The doc will then insert a speculum into the vagina, which opens up so the cervix can be visualized. Next, the doc uses a brush to take a small sample of the cells lining the cervix, and the procedure is done.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine

In brief: Cancer check

A pap test looks for cervical cancer.
The doctor will inserrt a speculum into the vagina to look at the cervix and take a sample of cervical cells to send to the lab.

In brief: Cancer check

A pap test looks for cervical cancer.
The doctor will inserrt a speculum into the vagina to look at the cervix and take a sample of cervical cells to send to the lab.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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