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  • Everything You Want To Know About Cervical Smear Tests

    Cervical screenings (more commonly known as smear tests) don't actually test for cancer but instead for HPV (Human Papillomavirus). Most of the time HPV doesn’t cause any problems and doesn’t produce any symptoms so hardly anyone with it knows they do.

    Some HPV types can cause genital warts or develop into cancer and this is what they are looking for during a screening. If picked up early these ‘high risk’ HPV infections can be treated before they develop into something more sinister and this is why regular screenings are so important.