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What does abnormal cells mean in a pap smear examination result?
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Abnormal PAP
We do pap smears to screen for cervical cancer cells.
The pap smear has helped us reduce cervical cancer to very small numbers. We think that cancer forms in stages over many years (about 10-15). The cells get progressively abnormal before they become cancerous and this is the opportunity that the pap smear gives us. Remove/kill the abnormal cells before cancer develops.

In brief: Abnormal PAP
We do pap smears to screen for cervical cancer cells.
The pap smear has helped us reduce cervical cancer to very small numbers. We think that cancer forms in stages over many years (about 10-15). The cells get progressively abnormal before they become cancerous and this is the opportunity that the pap smear gives us. Remove/kill the abnormal cells before cancer develops.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Depends
Depends on your age and if there is human papilloma virus present or not.

In brief: Depends
Depends on your age and if there is human papilloma virus present or not.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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