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Pap smear guide

Pap smear FAQ's

A pap smear is a way to examine cells collected from the cervix the main purpose it to detect cancer or abnormal cells that may lead to cancer.

Fewer Pap smears recommended

American experts have issued important new recommendations concerning the Pap smear, the screening for cervical cancer.

Cervix screening updated

While regular screening for cervical cancer is strongly recommended for younger women, older women can safely discontinue regular screening or be screened less often.

DIY pap smear for SA women

Dreading your next visit to the gynae for your annual pap smear? Fear no more, two innovative South African scientists have developed a simple do-it-yourself pap smear kit that can be used in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

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