Click below to learn more about our general services:

Pre-Natal Care
What to Expect at Your Office Visit
Lab Screenings and Ultra Sound
Expecting for the First Time?
General GYN Services
Yearly Pelvic Exam and Pap Smear
Birth Control
Breast Health

Yearly Pelvic Exam and Pap Smear

A yearly pelvic exam and Pap smear is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Your provider will collect cells from your cervix to determine the presence of infection, inflammation, and most importantly, abnormal cells that may indicate cervical cancer. Regular Pap smears and pelvic exams can detect pre-cancerous conditions early, increasing the likelihood of successful treatment.

The National Cancer Institute advises women who are sexually active or who have reached 18 years old to have yearly pelvic exams and Pap smears. This is a healthy habit that you should continue throughout your life, regardless of age. If you have had a hysterectomy, consult your physician as to whether or not you need regular Pap smears.

Click here for information on human papilloma virus (HPV).