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How often do I need a Pap Smear?

What is a Pap Smear?

Pap smears are a gynecological screening tool for cervical cancer. A small sample of cervical cells are collected during a pelvic exam. The collection of cells is sent to a lab to check for abnormalities that may indicate cervical cancer, or the potential risk of it.

Pap smears are crucial to your overall health. Schedule your appointment today!

When do I need a Pap Smear?

It is recommended to get your first pap smear at age 21 and repeat the process every three years until age 30. Then at age 30, your OB/GYN may suggest a different pap smear schedule for you depending on your medical history.

What happens when a Pap Smear is abnormal?

If abnormalities are found, Yorktown Health will have you come back in for additional testing. Abnormalities are not always cancer, sometimes it just means unusual cells were found in the sample.

It is important to visit with your OB/GYN to discuss the next steps for your situation.

Pap smears save lives. Schedule your screening today at Yorktown Health. Call our office, or schedule onlin

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