cervical smear


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cervical smear

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(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) med a smear of cellular material taken from the neck (cervix) of the uterus for detection of cancer. Also called: Pap test or Pap smear
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Noun1.cervical smear - a sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells
cytologic smear, cytosmear, smear - a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
Pap test, Papanicolaou test, smear test - a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer
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It had been three years since she'd had a cervical smear and had gone to get her coil taken out and doctors took a biopsy and then later told her the results.
QI had a cervical smear test and I've been asked to go back for a second one.
Our clients wear a lava lava for the procedure and we do the actual cervical smear with only the little lights on.
The SA Department of Health (DoH)'s current national screening policy, introduced in 2001, offers women a free cervical smear at 30, 40 and 50 years of age.
It is also believed that the cervical smear test, also called a Pap smear, is a painful procedure.
Leanne Sewell was just 25 when she discovered she had cervical cancer, after initially putting off her routine cervical smear test.
After being refused a cervical smear test at 18 due to her age, the young mother returned two years later to be told she had cervical cancer.
There are currently 32 modules available, including specific clinical procedures such as how to administer an injection, insert a nasogastric tube, venous cannulation, cervical smear and perform both male and female catheterisations.
Anna Lynch, director of public health at NHS County Durham and Darlington said: "Through our quality assurance process, we identified that some cervical smear tests taken at Bewick Crescent Surgery in Newton Aycliffe may not have reached a satisfactory standard.
Three-quarters of the 373 women who died from cervical cancer in the Swedish study had not had a cervical smear in the recommended timeframe.
In the period 2010 to 2011, more than 200 000 cervical smear tests were undertaken in Wales, meaning that the technology could result in a significant reduction on laboratory workloads in the country.
NEARLY half of Midland women have never had a cervical smear test, shock figures reveal.