Abnormal Pap Smears Treatment

Abnormal Pap Smears Treatment

The Pap test (or Pap smear) and the HPV test look for different things.  A Pap test checks the cervix for abnormal cell changes.

Women are encouraged to start getting yearly Pap smears at the age of 21 or within 3 years of becoming sexually active. Pap smears are not diagnostic tests, but they are screening tools used to find any abnormal cells or dysplasia in the cervix.

When women are faithful in having regular Pap smears, they increase their chances for early detection and treatment of any potential problems.