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Pap Smear Test by cj Posted Sat 30 Oct 2010 12:00am What is Pap smear or Pap test? This test is used to screen women for cervical cancer. The test is reliable for detecting early abnormal cell changes that would cause cancer of the cervix. This test is recommended for women between the ages of 18 to 65. How it is done? It is done in your doctor’s clinic by acquiring a small sample of cells ... Read on »
Pap Smear Test by cj Posted Sat 30 Oct 2010 4:31am What is Pap smear or Pap test? This test is used to screen women for cervical cancer. The test is reliable for detecting early abnormal cell changes that would cause cancer of the cervix. This test is recommended for women between the ages of 18 to 65. How it is done? It is done in your doctor’s clinic by acquiring a small sample of cells ... Read on »
How to Prepare Pap Smear Test by cj Posted Sat 06 Nov 2010 12:00am Always remember not to use douche, tampons or any vaginal medications for at least 24 hours before doing a Pap test. Never make sexual intercourse too. It is also recommended to do the test when you are not having your monthly period because the blood cells may interfere the Pap smear result. And for your comfort and so with your doctor ... Read on »
How to Prepare Pap Smear Test by cj Posted Sat 06 Nov 2010 4:37am Always remember not to use douche, tampons or any vaginal medications for at least 24 hours before doing a Pap test. Never make sexual intercourse too. It is also recommended to do the test when you are not having your monthly period because the blood cells may interfere the Pap smear result. And for your comfort and so with your doctor, ... Read on »
Factors Affecting Pap Smear Test by cj Posted Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00am There are factors to be considered when making the pap smear test1. Menstrual Blood 2. Dried Out Cells: This is due to not applying the preservative to the slide immediately after the cells of the cervix are spread on it. 3. Douching, Use of vaginal lubricants and medications: This may wash away or coat the cells on the surface of th ... Read on »
Why Pap Smear or Pap Test is Done? by cj Posted Tue 02 Nov 2010 12:00am The main reason why a pap test or pap smear is done is to screen for cancerous and precancerous cells of the cervix. There is actually a recommendation to do the test from the onset of sexual intercourse to age 65. Pap test should be done every 1 to 3 years for women without risk factors for cervical cancer. For women who have had hys ... Read on »
Why Pap Smear or Pap Test is Done? by cj Posted Tue 02 Nov 2010 4:34am The main reason why a pap test or pap smear is done is to screen for cancerous and precancerous cells of the cervix. There is actually a recommendation to do the test from the onset of sexual intercourse to age 65. Pap test should be done every 1 to 3 years for women without risk factors for cervical cancer. For women who have had hyst ... Read on »
The New Pap Smear Could End Up Being a Medical Device Instead with Instant Results– Zilico Systems by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 03 Dec 2009 7:26am The device from Zilicos is undergoing clinical trials now in Europe and just from reading this the process sounds a lot nicer to me than the current process that nobody looks forward to.  Also, guess what, the device is wireless and reports the data to a computer, so one more device that reports data and ultimately could go into an EHR/EMR.  The ... Read on »
This is for the Ladies..Pap Smears after Hysterectomy? by nursejc Posted Sat 25 Oct 2008 12:00am First of all, most people do not understand the purpose of a Pap Smear Test. "Pap Tests" or "Pap Smears" check for changes in the cells of your cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. The Pap test can tell if you have an infection, abnormal cervical cells, or cervical cancer. It does not test for cancer ... Read on »
FDA Panel Voted Unanimously To Recommend the Pap Smear Be Replaced With a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Test As First Line Canc by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 12 Mar 2014 9:46pm Well I don’t think you will find any women not liking this idea, self included here.  The vote was 13 to 0 in favor of the DNA test.  They did differ on the age to begin screening.  Those that test positive would proceed to have a colposcopy.  Roche is the manufacturer of the test and of course the next question is cost.  It will be inter ... Read on »