A Guide to Cervical Screening
One Life Medical, at Alexandra Hills in Brisbane, is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive healthcare services for women. Our cervical screening plays a pivotal role in preventative healthcare for women. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look into cervical screening and help you get a better understand of the screening process.
Understanding the Importance of Cervical Screening
Cervical screening, commonly known as a Pap smear, is a proactive approach to detect any abnormalities in the cervix before they escalate into serious health issues. It is an essential tool in preventing cervical cancer, one of the most prevalent cancers among women.
When and Why?
At One Life Medical, we recommend women between the ages of 25 and 74 undergo cervical screening every five years, or as advised by our experienced healthcare professionals. This routine examination aims to identify and address any potential concerns early on, ensuring timely intervention and reducing the risk of cervical cancer.
Cervical screening at One Life Medical is a straightforward and relatively quick procedure. During the examination, a speculum is gently inserted into the vagina to provide a clear view of the cervix. A small sample of cells is then collected from the cervix using a soft brush. The collected sample is sent to a laboratory for analysis.
Comfort and Confidentiality
We understand that any medical examination can be a sensitive experience. The team of dedicated healthcare professionals at One Life Medical prioritises your comfort and ensures that every step is conducted with utmost care and discretion. Patient confidentiality is a cornerstone of our practice, and we take pride in creating a safe and respectful environment for all our patients.
Results and Follow-Up
Once the laboratory analysis is complete, our team promptly communicates the results to you. In the event of any abnormalities, our healthcare professionals will guide you through the necessary steps for further evaluation and treatment. At One Life Medical, we believe in not just screening but also in providing comprehensive support and guidance throughout your healthcare journey.