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Cancer Screening : Pap smear, HPV Test, colposcopy Cancer can be preventable and appropriate tests can detect any possibility of the disease in women.
A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a screening procedure for cervical cancer. It tests for the presence of precancerous or cancerous cells on your cervix which is the opening of the uterus. During the routine procedure, cells from your cervix are gently scraped away and examined in the lab for abnormal growth. The HPV test is a screening test for cervical cancer to detect the presence of the Human Papilloma Virus that causes cervical cancer. Certain types of HPV — including types 16 and 18 — increase your cervical cancer risk. Colposcopy is a procedure to closely examine your cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease. During colposcopy, our gynaecologist uses a special instrument called a colposcope. Colposcopy is recommended if your Pap test result is abnormal. As cervical cancer detected through screening tends to be diagnosed at an early stage, the outcome of treatment too is successful.
Why choose Manipal Hospital Diagnosing a woman’s particular propensity for cancer is a form of preventive measure that we take very seriously. Our diagnostic equipment is of high precision technology to detect anomalies instantly and enable our gynaecologists to map out the most suitable treatment protocol to nip cervical cancer in the bud.