A pap smear (or cervical smear test) is a way to check on the health of your cervix
Not only can a pap detect sexually transmitted infections (STIs), it is a also quick and simple means of screening for early warning signs that cervical cancer might develop in the future. If abnormal cells are noticed during your pap they can be closely observed and/or treated to prevent cancer from developing. A pap is also a chance to touch base with your healthcare provider around any infections or discomfort you may be experiencing. If it’s your first time having a pap smear or you don’t get why it’s so important anyway we’ve provided the answers to our Frequently Asked Questions in this section but if there’s something we missed ask us a question and we’ll get back to you.