Abnormal Screening Results
"Pre-cancerous cells" appear abnormal under a microscope and can, if left untreated, develop into cancer. One of the most common and trustworthy tests used to detect precancerous and cancerous cervical changes is the Pap test. Pap tests can also find cervical cancer early, when the chance of being cured is very high.
If you have had an abnormal results
First, talk to your healthcare provider. Sometimes, their recommendation will be to wait a period of time and have another test before taking any other action. If the recommendation is to seek some form of treatment.
If you have:
- vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN)
- carcinoma in situ
- human papilloma virus (HPV)
- cervical dysplasia (also known as cervix intraepithelial neoplasia or CIN)
- squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL)
Please make an appointment with our Colposcopy Clinic.
Learn more about Pre-Cancerous Conditions
- Understanding Cervical Changes: A Health Guide for Women [courtesy of the National Cancer Institute]