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Sarasota Pap Smears
Sarasota Pap Smear at Urgent Care Near You
A Pap smear test, (shortened from Papanicolaou, named after the scientist who pioneered the procedure) is a screening tool used to test for cancer and precancerous cells in the cervix. This is important because early detection gives the patient the best chances of successful treatment.
Cervical cancer is primarily caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Many times, people do not know they have the virus and it will lie dormant in the body. However, a Pap smear is important even for individuals who are not sexually active, because not all cancers are caused by HPV.
Pap smears should be done at least every 3 years, for people with cervixes ages 21-65. Your physician may recommend that you have the procedure more often if you have any of these health concerns.
A history of cervical cancer personally or in your family
A previous test that revealed precancerous cells
A positive HIV diagnosis
A weakened immune system
Get a Pap Smear at Urgent Care Near You
AFC Urgent Care in Sarasota is a state-of-the-art medical center with compassionate staff and top-notch equipment. With deep expertise, you can count on AFC Urgent Care to perform a comprehensive pap smear. Schedule your appointment online today!
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.