cervical smear

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cervical smear a sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells
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Usage


In news:

The chance of cervical cancer is fairly low, and Pap-smear screening will catch most cases, these doctors say.
Pap smears have sharply reduced the incidence of cervical cancer.
ThinPrep, which represents 70% of the US cervical cancer screening market, is no more effective than a conventional Pap smear in detecting precancerous cells, researchers report.
The HPV test has almost double the success rate of pap smear s in detecting possible cervical cancer and could save thousands more lives.
For more than 60 years the Pap smear has been the screening method of choice for cervical cancer, but it is not the best approach for assessing risk in older women, new research suggests.
Cervical cancer grows so slowly that regular Pap smears, which examine cells scraped from the cervix , can find signs early enough to treat before a tumor even forms.
Your dentist recommends Cervical ( Pap ) smear Annually for women over 18 and all tobacco chewers.
Cervical ( Pap ) smear For women only.
About 3 to 5 percent of women experience an abnormal Pap smear -- a test for cervical cancer -- at some point in their lives.
Two influential medical groups say that by having Pap smears in combination with the human papillomavirus (HPV) test, many women can safely go five years between cervical cancer screenings.
Pap Smear Testing to prevent cervical cancer.
It is important for a woman to start getting Pap smears within three years of becoming sexually active because it can detect cervical cancer very early, when it is treatable.
(CBS News) Women are more likely to survive cervical cancer if it was diagnosed through a Pap smear test, according to a new study.
Pap Smears , HPV Vaccine Key to Preventing Cervical Cancer.
Pap Smear Testing to prevent cervical cancer.
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