Why Get a Pap Test?

There’s Still Time to LOVE YOUR LADY PARTS this January

Still procrastinating making that appointment to get your Pap test during Cervical Health Awareness Month?

Let’s talk more about why Pap tests are so important.

Why Get a Pap Test?

It’s simple. Pap tests save lives.

Each year in the U.S. more than 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and more than 4,000 die. But not one single woman ever needs to die from cervical cancer.

We have the tools we need to prevent this disease. So let’s use them!

 

 

 

How does a Pap Test Work?

Cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers, in large part because it can be found early –by having regular Pap tests.

The Pap test (or Pap smear) is a procedure used to collect cells from the cervix so that they can be looked at under the microscope to find cancer and pre-cancer.

If a pre-cancer is found, it can be treated, stopping cervical cancer before it really starts. It’s important to know that the most invasive cervical cancers are found in women who have not had regular Pap tests.

Note that a Pap test can be done during a pelvic exam but not all pelvic exams include a Pap test so if you’re not sure if you have been screened lately, be sure to talk with your provider.

Do I Need a Pap Test?

The frequency of additional screenings will vary according to your age and situation.

Be proactive and talk with your provider about how often you should be tested and at what age you may want to begin also HPV (human papillomavirus) test to your screenings.

If you are an Adelante patient and aren’t sure if you are due, call 1-602-601-3050 and speak to a Health Coach.

Cervical cancer screening guidelines can be confusing, but they don’t have to be. This video breaks down a complicated subject into a few simple steps. Click here to view

 

 

 

Don’t Forget the Love Your Lady Parts Sweepstakes!

To give you one more reason not to procrastinate, Adelante is doing a random drawing each week from all patients who completed a test the previous week. The last drawing is Monday, February 3rd, so complete your test by Friday, January 31st.

Note that you must be due for the screening according to national guidelines and the test must be authorized by your healthcare provider.

For more details and the complete list of rules and regulations, visit AdelanteHealthcare.com/LoveYourLadyParts.com.

Get this year off to a healthy start. If you’re due, schedule your cervical cancer screening today!

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