This test is an exam to detect cervical cancer. Cells taken by scraping from the opening of the cervix are examined under a microscope. The cervix is the lowest part of the uterus (womb) that opens into the upper part of the vagina.
Early detection of cervical cancer through a Pap smear gives you a higher chance of a cure. A Pap smear also detects changes in the cells of the cervix that indicate that cancer could develop in the future.
Early detection of these abnormal cells through a Pap smear is the first step in stopping the possible formation of cervical cancer.
Learn how the PAP SMEAR was developed, the test developed by Dr. George Papanicolaou that has saved many lives.
Reference Mayo Clinic
PAP SMEAR THE TEST THAT HAS SAVED LIVES