The Pap test (or Pap smear) looks for precancers, cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately.
There are several important reasons you should follow through with this test, which offers you these top five benefits:
1. Your Peace Of Mind
Having a Pap smear that produces normal results gives you the peace of mind your reproductive system is functioning normally and the reassurance that you aren’t at increased risk for cancer.
2. Early Detection
If you have cancer cells present in your cervix, a routine Pap smear can detect them in their earliest stages. Otherwise, waiting until you show symptoms of cancer may make treatment more complicated or less successful.
3. Cancer Prevention
A Pap smear can not only indicate the presence of cancer cells in the cervix, it can also highlight precancerous cells that may change over time and become cancer. Treatment for precancerous cells is possible, designed to stop changes that lead to cancer.
4. Potential For Less Treatment
By detecting cancer cells early through a Pap smear, you may require much less treatment in the earliest stages than if your cancer were more advanced.
5. Eliminate The Chance Of Spreading
By identifying cancer early, a Pap smear helps eliminate the chance that any precancerous or cancerous cells can spread to other parts of your body. This early identification can go a long way to increasing your likelihood of recovery and overall cancer survival.
Schedule your next Pap smear with Dr. Barbara Karin Vela now by contacting us by WhatsApp or by completing the contact form.