6 Facts About Pap Test, A Screening Tool Used To Detect Cervical Cancer
March 2, 2018
Cervical cancer accounts for 0.8% of all new cancer cases in the United States. According to the official statistics, this type of cancer was expected to affect 12,820 American women in 2017.
Pap test (also called Pap smear, Papanicolaou test, or cervical cytology) is a screening test designed to detect any abnormal cervical cells early to prevent precancerous lesions from developing into cancer or diagnose cervical cancer early when treatment can be more successful.