Cervical Cancer (cont.)
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Exams and Tests
The Pap test is a routine screening test used to find abnormal cell changes of the cervix and to screen for cervical cancer. Regular Pap test screening is the most important tool in finding and treating cervical cell changes before they progress to cervical cancer.
The recommended Pap test schedule is based on your age and things that increase your risk. For most women, it is best to have a Pap test every 1 to 3 years. Talk to your doctor about when to have your first Pap test and how often to have this test.
Tests to confirm a diagnosis of cervical cancer include:
Tests to find out the stage and treatment
Tests to find the extent (stage) of cervical cancer include:
A surgery or procedure may be done to find out the extent of cervical cancer and treat it at the same time. For more information, see Surgery.
Other tests may be done to help guide treatment decisions. For example, you may have:
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