A pap smear is a very simple way of identifying cell abnormalities that can cause future cervical complications. I recommend that my patients, and all women, receive a pap smear once annually to ensure their health and to prevent future health related issues. Although an Abnormal Papsmear
may signify changes to the cells, that does not always mean a diagnosis of cancer. Women who have regular pap smears will almost always catch precancerous cells early enough to prevent cancer.