Press Release (ePRNews.com) - LAGOS CITY, Nigeria - Feb 10, 2016 - Cervical screening tests are done to prevent cervical cancer, and to diagnose cancer.
Women are now being routinely invited to have cervical screening tests (also called smear tests) at Niyot Medical Centre, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.
The importance of Cervical Screening!
Cervical screening tests are done to prevent cervical cancer and to diagnose cancer.
What is a cervical smear test or cervical screening?
A cervical screening test (or smear test) is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix. This can prevent cervical cancer as these abnormal cells can be treated early.
What does a smear test involve?
During each test, some cells are removed from the neck of the womb (cervix) with a plastic brush. The cells are examined under a microscope to look for early changes that, if ignored and not treated, could develop into cancer of the cervix.
What do the results of the cervical screening test mean?
If the test shows any abnormality, you will have treatment to stop you from ever getting cancer of the cervix. So, an abnormal test does not mean you have cancer. It means you should have some treatment to stop you from getting cancer.
Why is it Important to have the Cervical Screening Test Regularly?
You are very unlikely to develop cervical cancer if you have regular cervical screening tests at the times advised by your doctor. Regular screening means any abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix can be identified at an early stage and, if necessary, treated to stop cancer from developing.
The procedure for Cervical Screening can be uncomfortable or embarrassing for some women but should not feel painful.
Cervical Screening is important because it can indicate whether cancer may develop, and since cervical screening has started, the number of cervical cancer cases has dropped dramatically.
To book your cervical cancer screening test or for other women’s health clinic needs, call 08140000195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Source :