Why do I need a pap smear?
A pap smear, along with a pelvic exam, is an important part of your routine healthcare; it can find abnormal cells that can lead to cancer. In addition, the pap smear is useful for finding cancerous cells and other cervical and vaginal problems such as precancerous cells and inflammation.
Your physician may use a pap smear to diagnose the following conditions:
- Abnormal cells
- Precancerous cells