Annual Cervical Cancer Screening
More reasons to get this important test yearly
A pap exam can detect not only cancerous cells, but other cervical and vaginal abnormalities including dysplasia (precancerous cells) and inflammation. Inflammation of the cervix may be caused by:
- Yeast infections
- Trichomoniasis infections
- Medications or other chemicals
Who should have pap exams?
At About Women OB-GYN, we recommend a pap exam as part of your annual exam. Some insurers may pay for pap exams only every two or three years, but we believe a yearly screening is an important precaution for your health. If your insurance does not cover an annual pap exam, we can discuss your options based on your age, medical history, and risk factors. Please note that, even if you elect not to have an annual pap exam, it is still very important to have an annual pelvic exam and breast exam.
Even if you receive your routine gynecology care from your family doctor or other healthcare provider, we encourage you to contact About Women Ob-Gyn for specialized gynecology services, including: