Did you know that the Pap smear was discovered by a Pathologist? George Papanicolaou discovered the Pap Smear. It is a test that can determine if a patient is at risk for developing cervical cancer and other types of cancer by simply removing a few cells from the cervical/vaginal canal for instance. In fact, for more than 60 years, it has been attributed to reducing the rate of cervical cancer by 70% or more.
We are able to assure this level of accuracy because we examine, collect and interpret the sample at the patient’s bed side. AND WE MAKE IT AFFORDABLE.
The Pap test can also determine if you have certain other types of genital infections such as trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, active herpes, actinomycosis, and much more.
We, at MDC, suggest the following recommendations for females when deciding on a pelvic examination which in our clinic also includes a Pap smear test:
-First protected or unprotected sexual encounter or age 18 and above after changing each sexual partner.
-With any symptom such as unusual discharge/visible lesion, or bleeding, and/or pain during sexual activity
-After being sexually exposed to high-risk person or a known individual with transmissible diseases.
-Previous history of abnormal Pap test of any type
The timing of your Pap test just might contribute to saving your life, and should always be discussed with your physician.
WE AT MDC ATLANTA REMAIN COMMITTED TO INFORMING OUR PATIENTS FOR BETTER QUALITY AND SAFE MEDICAL CARE