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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.
Patients could face hundreds of dollars in costs for follow-up tests after free cancer screening

Patients could face hundreds of dollars in costs for follow-up tests after free cancer screening

Study examines racial differences in receipt of cancer screenings among women

Study examines racial differences in receipt of cancer screenings among women

Pandemic disrupted the utilization of women’s preventive health services

Pandemic disrupted the utilization of women’s preventive health services

WHO and HRP launch new guideline for screening and treatment of cervical cancer

WHO and HRP launch new guideline for screening and treatment of cervical cancer

New technologies can screen for cervical cancer better than Pap smears

New technologies can screen for cervical cancer better than Pap smears

Study shows potential of new pinprick blood test for diagnosing HPV-related cancers

Study shows potential of new pinprick blood test for diagnosing HPV-related cancers

NIH spearheads study to test at-home screening for HPV and cervical cancer

NIH spearheads study to test at-home screening for HPV and cervical cancer

COVID-19 batters a beloved Bay Area community health care center

COVID-19 batters a beloved Bay Area community health care center

AI-based approach may allow EKGs to be used for detecting hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

AI-based approach may allow EKGs to be used for detecting hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

The U.S. can erase cervical cancer in two decades

The U.S. can erase cervical cancer in two decades

Study shows unnecessary Pap smear and pelvic exams common in young women

Study shows unnecessary Pap smear and pelvic exams common in young women

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