A pap smear is a test performed on a sample of cells from a woman’s cervix to check for any issues or abnormalities such as signs of cervical cancer. It is generally recommended that women should start receiving pap smear tests at the age of 21, typically as a part of an annual women’s health checkup or pelvic exam. As a woman, it is incredibly important to receive annual pap smears from your health provider as it is the best method to detect early signs of cervical cancer when it is most treatable. In addition, pap smears can sometimes also be used to test for HPV
If you have questions or feel that you would like to schedule an appointment for an annual pap smear, a women’s health check up, or any of our other services, we encourage you to contact our team of board certified women’s health physicians at Suburban Women’s Health Care.
We serve women in the Amherst, NY area with GYN exams, obstetrical care, and more through every stage of their lives, and cater our OB-GYN services according to their unique needs. Call us today to speak to a specialist or schedule an appointment!