Cervical Cancer Screenings

Cervical Cancer Screenings

For Powder Springs, Austell, Lithia Springs, Mableton, & Douglasville, GA

When it comes to your health, staying on top of regular screenings is important. At Dobbs Family Health & Wellness Center, we understand the importance of early detection in preventing and treating cancer which is why we offer comprehensive cervical cancer screenings for patients in the Powder Springs, Austell, Lithia Springs, Mableton, and Douglasville, GA areas.

Cervical cancer is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition if left undetected and untreated. It develops in the cervix, the lower part of the uterus, and is primarily caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted infection. Regular screenings can detect cancer early enough to get timely intervention and treatments.

How is Cervical Cancer Detected?

Cervical cancer screening involves two methods, including a Pap smear and HPV test. During a Pap smear, the doctor will collect cells from the cervix to be examined under a microscope. If there are any abnormalities, the patient will be called, and a colposcopy may be needed.

HPV testing, on the other hand, detects the presence of high-risk HPV strains that are known to cause cervical cancer. These screening methods are safe, quick, and relatively painless, making them essential tools in the early detection of cervical cancer.

Benefits of Getting Screened

Routine cervical cancer screenings offer several benefits, including:

  • Early detection of abnormal cervical cells, allowing for timely treatment and improved outcomes.
  • Prevention of cervical cancer by identifying and treating precancerous conditions.
  • Peace of mind and reduced anxiety, knowing that you are taking proactive steps towards your health.
  • Increased awareness and education about cervical health, empowering you to make informed decisions about your well-being.

Contact Our Facility

During your visit to Dobbs Family Health & Wellness Center, our experienced healthcare professionals will guide you through the cervical cancer screening process, answering any questions you may have. If you have never been screened before or it has been a while since you’ve been screened, please contact our team today.