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Why Cervical Cancer Prevention Remains Critical

A recent study revealed that cervical cancer fatality rates are higher than previously reported, emphasizing the importance of the recommended annual cancer screening administered during annual well woman exams. The study notes that a shocking percentage of black women — 77% — have a higher fatality rate than previously reported. White women have a 47%

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How does an annual well woman exam prevent cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer prevention and early detection is an important part of our work here at PGOMG. You may not realize it, but every time you schedule an annual well woman exam, you are taking a significant step for your lifelong health. How do I prevent cervical cancer? One of the most important steps you can

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What Is a Well Woman Exam?

What can I expect at a well woman exam? A well woman exam at PGOMG is an annual appointment when your PGOMG provider performs a general health check that includes a breast exam and a Pap test. A well woman exam does not address chronic conditions or any new health concerns. What is the intention

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So, Why Do I Need a Pap Test?

A Pap test, more commonly called a Pap smear, is a standard part of a PGOMG annual well woman exam. During the Pap test, your provider will gently collect cells from your cervix, and these cells are then sent for analysis. If an abnormality is found as a result of the tested cells, your provider

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