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The Pap test, also called a Pap smear, checks for changes in the cells of your cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens into the vagina (birth canal). The Pap test can tell if you have an infection, abnormal (unhealthy) cervical cells, or cervical cancer.
HPV testing more sensitive than Pap smear for detecting cervical cancer

HPV testing more sensitive than Pap smear for detecting cervical cancer

Non-invasive diagnostic tool developed for early detection of ovarian cancer

Non-invasive diagnostic tool developed for early detection of ovarian cancer

Five important things everyone should know about cervical cancer

Five important things everyone should know about cervical cancer

For some refugees, women’s health care is a culture shock

For some refugees, women’s health care is a culture shock

For some refugees, women’s health care is a culture shock

For some refugees, women’s health care is a culture shock

Prevention experts propose easing advice on number of cervical cancer screenings

Prevention experts propose easing advice on number of cervical cancer screenings

Alternative options could improve cervical cancer screening rate among transgender men, study shows

Alternative options could improve cervical cancer screening rate among transgender men, study shows

HPV testing leads to faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer

HPV testing leads to faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer

Duke University researchers develop handheld device for easier cervical cancer screening

Duke University researchers develop handheld device for easier cervical cancer screening

Researchers explore factors that influence patient's intent to get colorectal cancer screening

Researchers explore factors that influence patient's intent to get colorectal cancer screening

Cervical cancer death rate among older and black women higher than previously thought

Cervical cancer death rate among older and black women higher than previously thought

Johns Hopkins researchers develop new, highly accurate urine test to predict risk for cervical cancer

Johns Hopkins researchers develop new, highly accurate urine test to predict risk for cervical cancer

ASCO issues new global guideline on screening for cervical cancer

ASCO issues new global guideline on screening for cervical cancer

Pap tests may be beneficial for preventing cervical cancer in older women

Pap tests may be beneficial for preventing cervical cancer in older women

Routine Pap smear screenings linked to lower cervical cancer risk in older women

Routine Pap smear screenings linked to lower cervical cancer risk in older women

QIAGEN announces launch of QIAsure Methylation Test to detect cervical cancer risk

QIAGEN announces launch of QIAsure Methylation Test to detect cervical cancer risk

UofL evaluates safety of new therapeutic vaccine in women with HPV 16, 18 infections

UofL evaluates safety of new therapeutic vaccine in women with HPV 16, 18 infections

Kaiser Permanente recognizes three projects for advancing quality and patient safety to transform care

Kaiser Permanente recognizes three projects for advancing quality and patient safety to transform care

New smartphone-based device can reliably perform molecular diagnoses at low cost

New smartphone-based device can reliably perform molecular diagnoses at low cost

NeoGenomics introduces new NeoSITE Cervical FISH assay

NeoGenomics introduces new NeoSITE Cervical FISH assay