Pap smear

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Pap smear:

see Pap testPap test,
 Pap smear,
or Papanicolaou test
, medical procedure used to detect cancer of the uterine cervix (see uterus). A scraping, brushing, or smear, is taken from the surface of the vagina or cervix and is prepared on a slide and stained for
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Total and age-specific prevalence (frequency) of women who had undergone cervical smear screening were calculated.
The researchers point out that their results "are generalizable to postmenopausal women who have recently had a normal cervical smear or a smear with low-grade abnormalities, but they are not applicable to postmenopausal women who have never been screened or have not recently been screened.
A selection criterion for this study was a cytologically normal cervical smear taken during 1988.
From the entire cohort, 141 patients agreed to participate in a study that involved answering a risk factor questionnaire and providing a current cervical smear.
and a single question on attitude to cervical smear test (how important to health is it for women to have a regular cervical smear test?
AA CERVICAL smear should be performed at least once every three years to detect early changes, which could result in cancer of the cervix if not treated.
Management of glandular abnormalities in the cervical smear.
evaluated the impact on cervical smear reader efficiency with implementation of the ThinPrep Pap Test.
The shock of her death did have one positive effect though, raising awareness of the disease and making young women think far more seriously about cervical smear tests.
Previously known for the manufacture and sales of laboratory plastics, the Newtown based company is now a market leader in cytology stains, for use in cervical smear tests.
The median age at the time the cervical smear was done was 34 years in 2007 and 33 years in 2009.