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Pap smears and cervical cancer

Pap smears and cervical cancer

The Pap smear is both a visual inspection and a culture of the cervix. An instrument called a speculum holds the walls of the vagina open so that the cervix may be viewed and a swab of cells obtained for culture and analysis.






Review Date : 12/1/2005
Reviewed By : Sharon Roseanne Thompson, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.


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