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What is a pap smear and why is it done ?
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Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Screening test
A pap is a sampling of the cells from the cervix, the lower part of the uterus.
It is a screening test for the abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer.

In brief: Screening test
A pap is a sampling of the cells from the cervix, the lower part of the uterus.
It is a screening test for the abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer.
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Screen for cancer
Pap smear is the process of taking scrapings from the uterine cervix and processing the material for examination by a pathologist.
The pathologist evaluates the characteristics of the cells to establish the presence of abnormalities which range from mild dysplasia to cancer. Pap smear should be supplemented with testing for hpv.

In brief: Screen for cancer
Pap smear is the process of taking scrapings from the uterine cervix and processing the material for examination by a pathologist.
The pathologist evaluates the characteristics of the cells to establish the presence of abnormalities which range from mild dysplasia to cancer. Pap smear should be supplemented with testing for hpv.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Thank
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