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Pap tests coupled with pelvic exams are the most common methods of screening for cervical cancer. During a Pap test, a brush is used to remove cells from the mouth of the cervix. Once removed, they can be examined under a microscope and evaluated for abnormal changes that could indicate the early stages of cervical cancer. Dr. Beverly uses the latest Pap test technology, a liquid-based method which provides more accurate readings. The exam itself involves the use of a speculum to gently spread the vaginal opening and a brush is used remove a sample of cells from the base of the cervix. Many patients have HPV screening at the same time as they have a Pap test performed since HPV can also increase the risk of cervical cancer.
Beginning at age 21, you should have a Pap test every one to three years, depending on your risk factors for developing cervical cancer. When multiple consecutive Pap tests are normal and you do not have risk factors for cervical cancer, you may have Pap tests less often. Women over age 65 may no longer need to have Pap tests if all previous Pap tests have been normal. Patients younger than 21 may need Pap tests if they are sexually active. Dr. Beverly can help you determine how often you need a Pap test to stay healthy.
There are several factors that can increase your risk for cervical cancer. HPV infection is a major risk factor for cervical cancer which is why HPV testing (under the correct circumstances) is so important. Other risk factors include smoking, having a weakened or impaired immune system or engaging in high-risk sexual behaviors. Discuss your risk factors during your appointment with Dr. Beverly.
We accept all PPO plans including Tricare, HMO, Medi-CAL (depending on medical group), Family Pack, and PE (Presumptive Eligibility). Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office with any questions.
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