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How is a screening for cervical cancer performed?
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: PAP smear
During a female pelvic exam the gynecologist will scrape the outside of the cervix and smear it on a microscope slide.
The pathologist will look at this under a microscope and give a report. If its of concern then a sampling or biopsy if the cervix is taken to confirm or exclude a cancer.

In brief: PAP smear
During a female pelvic exam the gynecologist will scrape the outside of the cervix and smear it on a microscope slide.
The pathologist will look at this under a microscope and give a report. If its of concern then a sampling or biopsy if the cervix is taken to confirm or exclude a cancer.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Pap smear
This can be performed by you gynecologist or sometimes your primary care physician.
It is done as part of the pelvic examination. A swab is brush in and around the cervix. This picks up cervical cells which are then examined to determine if they are abnormal.

In brief: Pap smear
This can be performed by you gynecologist or sometimes your primary care physician.
It is done as part of the pelvic examination. A swab is brush in and around the cervix. This picks up cervical cells which are then examined to determine if they are abnormal.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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