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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The test is aimed at the one in four women across the region who have not had a cervical smear test in the last five years.
I'm a 36-year-old man and every few years my wife gets invited for a cervical smear test and my mum also goes for breast screening.
It is very important to attend for a cervical smear test when you are invited as early detection and treatment can prevent seven out of 10 cervical cancers.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new website and social media campaign will help encourage women to have regular cervical smear tests and mammograms.
FROM 2018, women will begin having cervical smear tests at 25, rather than the current starting age of 20.
One in five women in Wales are putting themselves at risk of life-threatening cancer by failing to attend cervical smear screening, a cancer charity has warned.
One in five women in Wales are putting themselves at risk of cancer by failing to attend cervical smear screening, a charity has warned.
METHOD OF ANALYSIS: 200-500 cells /sample were identified as per the features given below and observed for various nuclear variants in urine and cervical smear.
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.
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.
Furthermore, three quarters of the 373 women who died from cervical cancer had not had a cervical smear in the recommended time frame.