All content has also been edited, reviewed and approved by the editorial staff and board at Vårdguiden. The rare occasions where cancer has been detected through cell specimen check-ups, they have been at such an early stage that treatment was simpler, with fewer side effects. In certain towns, you may even change the appointment to another clinic. Taking the specimen proceeds rapidly and normally takes only a few minutes. Only those who have this type of HPV at this time need to come in for an examination.
Prior to the examination, you will need to undress from the waist down and recline on a gynaecological examination table.
The cell specimen is taken from the mouth of the uterus, and may indicate early indications of cellular changes that could lead to cervical cancer. Having regular screenings is strong protection against cervical cancer, as cell changes may be detected before they develop into cancer. Samples from the cervical mouth Prior to the examination, you will need to undress from the waist down and recline on a gynaecological examination table. Läs texten på svenska här. Specimens that are taken are usually saved. It usually does not hurt.