A pap smear, often known as a pap test, is a procedure in which a healthcare specialist collects cells from your cervix and examines them under a microscope for signs of cancer. Pap smears can also detect infections and inflammation. The term "pap" refers to the American doctor who invented the test, Dr. George Papanicolaou.
Ria Irawan, one of Indonesia's leading senior actresses, died of cervical cancer in 2020. The cancer spread from her cervix to the lymph nodes, endometrium, lungs, and head. Ria's body eventually gave up, but she never seemed to complain or give up in her struggle. What exactly is cervical cancer? Let's learn!
"If we are familiar with our breasts, we can feel when something is different," says Pamela Peeke, author of "Body-for-Life for Women." Menstruation, pregnancy, breastfeeding, puberty, and menopause all cause changes in the breasts. Aside from these periods, are there any other normal changes? When should we see a doctor?