Term: Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap test)

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-06-05


Also called a Pap (Papanicolaou) test, cervical screening is based on the examination of cells collected from the cervix to reveal pre-malignant (before cancer) and malignant (cancer) changes as well as changes due to non-cancerous conditions such as inflammation from infections.

For more detailed information, please see the Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap test) concept.

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