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Ask a Pathologist: Pap Tests, HPV & Cervical Cancer

Learn how Pap tests head to the pathology lab where the pathologist screens for cervical cancer and HPV at the cellular level.
Not all abnormal Pap tests mean cancer, and not all cervical cancers are linked to HPV. Learn more and find out why the HPV vaccine can help.
You may read scary words like “atypical glandular cells” in your pathology report. Or maybe a colposcopy is recommended. Here’s what you need to know.
Learn more about what the findings mean and what you can do to stay healthy.