Pap Smear is life-saving preventative measure to prevent cervical cancer. We offer this service at our location in NYC, Queens, and Long Island.
A Pap Smear is a type of exam which is used to detect cancers of the cervix and other conditions. It is used as a screening tool and for diagnosis. We offer this service in NYC, Queens, and Long Island.
Ideally, you should schedule an annual preventive care exam at NYC, Queens, and Long Island, known as a well-woman exam. If you have chronic conditions, like polyps or endometriosis, your gynecologist may want to see you more regularly.
You should get your Pap Smear every year. If you have a family history of cervical cancer and are sexually active, you should get a Pap Smear once a year or as recommended by your provider.
There are a few things you can do to prepare for your Pap Smear at Garden OB/GYN, just to ensure you get the most out of your visit and to help your doctor better understand your health.
If you’re due for a Pap smear, try to schedule your appointment on a day when you’re not on your period because menstrual flow could affect your results. Or if you need a blood draw, you might need to fast for several hours beforehand, but you can ask the caring team at Garden OB/GYN ahead of time if this applies to you.