Medical tests can detect, diagnose or assess your risk of developing a medical condition. The results can help you and your doctor decide on treatment. Screening tests can provide early warning of health risks.
Topic: Pap tests
The Pap test is a simple test that checks for changes to the cells of the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer if left untreated.
Some women who have had a hysterectomy may mistakenly believe they no longer need to have Pap tests.
The risk of cervical cancer increases with age.
Women with disabilities are less likely to have regular Pap tests
All women aged between 18 and 70 years who have ever been sexually active should have a Pap test every two years, even if they have had the cervical cancer vaccine.