Cervical Cancer Screening

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The Importance of Cervical Screening Tests: Protecting Women’s Health

Cervical screening, often referred to as a Pap smear or Pap test, is a routine medical examination designed to detect abnormal changes in the cervix that could lead to cervical cancer. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Cervical cancer is primarily caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection. Regular cervical screening tests can identify abnormal cell changes caused by HPV or other factors, enabling early intervention and treatment.