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Pap Tests Save Lives
photo6Cancer screening saves lives by checking for cancer or a pre-cancer when there are no warning signs or symptoms. The goal is to find and treat or remove a cancer or pre-cancer when the chance for a cure is the greatest.

Screening tests, like a Pap screening test for cervical cancer, looks for pre-cancers which can be removed. If pre-cancerous cells are found, they can be removed during a follow-up test called a colposcopy. Pap tests can also find cancer early when it can be treated more effectively.

Like all cancer screening tests, Pap tests should be done when people (women in the case of cervical cancer) are feeling well. They also need to be done regularly. Once is not enough to do a screening test.

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