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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.
Novel home testing kit for cervical cancer could replace Pap tests

Novel home testing kit for cervical cancer could replace Pap tests

Inexpensive DNA test can effectively screen women for cervical cancer in low-resource settings

Inexpensive DNA test can effectively screen women for cervical cancer in low-resource settings

WVU gynecologic oncologist investigates novel treatment for cervical and vaginal cancers

WVU gynecologic oncologist investigates novel treatment for cervical and vaginal cancers

Developing a Cervical Cancer Test That’s 100% Predictive

Developing a Cervical Cancer Test That’s 100% Predictive

Young women skipping the Pap smear test due to embarrassment

Young women skipping the Pap smear test due to embarrassment

New test shown to be 100% effective at detecting cervical cancer

New test shown to be 100% effective at detecting cervical cancer

New 'epigenetics-based' cervical cancer test outperforms Pap smear and HPV tests

New 'epigenetics-based' cervical cancer test outperforms Pap smear and HPV tests

Cervical cancer risk is higher in women with positive HPV, but no cellular abnormalities

Cervical cancer risk is higher in women with positive HPV, but no cellular abnormalities

Mailing self-collection HPV kits has potential to boost cervical cancer screening

Mailing self-collection HPV kits has potential to boost cervical cancer screening

Spurred by convenience, millennials often spurn the ‘family doctor’ model

Spurred by convenience, millennials often spurn the ‘family doctor’ model

Australia will soon become the first country to eradicate cervical cancer

Australia will soon become the first country to eradicate cervical cancer

Study: Annual wellness visits improve delivery of preventive services in elderly population

Study: Annual wellness visits improve delivery of preventive services in elderly population

Screening for HPV could replace routine Pap smears

Screening for HPV could replace routine Pap smears

Comprehensive analysis informs new recommendation for national cervical cancer screening

Comprehensive analysis informs new recommendation for national cervical cancer screening

UC Davis expert explains about surge in HPV-related throat cancer

UC Davis expert explains about surge in HPV-related throat cancer

HPV test better than Pap when screening for cervical cancer

HPV test better than Pap when screening for cervical cancer

Older women undergoing mammography may have increased awareness to other preventive tests

Older women undergoing mammography may have increased awareness to other preventive tests

UD researchers examine connection between DNA replication in HPV and cancer

UD researchers examine connection between DNA replication in HPV and cancer

Using Smartphones for Cancer Diagnosis and Management

Using Smartphones for Cancer Diagnosis and Management

HPV testing more sensitive than Pap smear for detecting cervical cancer

HPV testing more sensitive than Pap smear for detecting cervical cancer