4 doctors weighed in:

What is a cervical smear?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Screening test

When a health care professional performs a gynecologic exam, cells from the vaginal and from the cervix are collected - when put onto a slide, that smear (of cells) is examined.
Its also called a pap smear. The purpose is to screen for pre-cancer and cancer. Certain infections can also be detected.

In brief: Screening test

When a health care professional performs a gynecologic exam, cells from the vaginal and from the cervix are collected - when put onto a slide, that smear (of cells) is examined.
Its also called a pap smear. The purpose is to screen for pre-cancer and cancer. Certain infections can also be detected.
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Thank
Read more answers from doctors