Skip to main content

What is Cervical Screening?

Cervical cancer screening is a test, also known as a Pap test.

An instrument called a speculum is gently inserted in the vagina so the health care provider can see your cervix. The health care provider will then collect some cells from your cervix using a small brush or spatula.

Cervical cancer screening is not usually painful, but can be uncomfortable.

For more information about the Pap test, watch the animated video below.


Video available in EnglishCantoneseMandarin & Punjabi

SOURCE: What is Cervical Screening? ( )
Page printed: . Unofficial document if printed. Please refer to SOURCE for latest information.

Copyright © Provincial Health Services Authority. All Rights Reserved.

    Copyright © 2018 Provincial Health Services Authority