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SMEAR test - screening for cervical cancer

We would like you to have a smear test. This involves having a cell sample taken from the neck of your womb (cervix) before starting treatment in the clinic, as we want to be sure that you won’t face any challenges during the process that could have been avoided. The purpose of taking a cell sample from the cervix is to diagnose pre-cancerous stages (cell changes) in the cervix so that any cell changes can be treated thereby preventing the development of cervical cancer. It is thought that cervical cancer develops through a series of pre-cancerous stages of increasing severity over a number of years. Unlike minor cell changes that often resolve spontaneously without treatment, severe cell changes usually advance to become even more severe cell changes and then cervical cancer. 

As the pre-cancerous stages of cervical cancer do not usually cause any symptoms, they are only noticed initially when a cell sample from your cervix—a smear test—is taken. There can be several degrees of abnormal cells, and having cell changes is not the same as having cervical cancer. 

A smear test is done during a general gynecology examination, where a cell sample from your cervix is taken with a small soft brush from the cervix. Having a smear test is not painful but it can be a little uncomfortable. The smear sample is then sent to check for abnormal cells. You usually get the result of the smear test after about two weeks. If the cell sample shows that you have abnormal cells or mild cell changes, it is not absolutely certain that you will need treatment. In this case, you will be advised to have a repeat check-up, and then a decision will be made regarding whether treatment is required. 

We would like to emphasize that cell changes that can be seen from a smear test do not mean that do not have cervical cancer but they must always be investigated further.

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