Cervical Cancer Screening

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Cervical Cancer Screening using Pap Smear : 800 Baht (excluding VAT)

Pap Smear or Pap Test

A Pap Smear or Pap Test is a method for cervical cancer screening. It involves collecting tissue samples from the cervix to examine whether there are cancerous cells or abnormal cells that may be turning into cancer.

Pap Smear Procedure

  1. The patient lies on her back with her legs in stirrups.

  2. The doctor uses a small brush to collect tissue samples from the cervix. This sample collection can be done simultaneously with a pelvic exam.

  3. The collected tissue samples are then tested using one of two methods:

    • Traditional Method: The collected cells or tissues are smeared onto a glass slide, stained, and then examined under a microscope to detect any cellular abnormalities.

    • Liquid-Based Method: The collected tissue is placed in a liquid solution, then processed through filtration and centrifugation to remove impurities, leaving only the cells. These cells are then spread onto a slide, stained, and examined under a microscope, similar to the traditional method.

Cervical Cancer Screening using Thin pap : 1,400 Baht (excluding VAT)​

Thin Prep Pap Test

The Thin Prep Pap Test is a cervical cancer screening method that involves collecting cell samples in a liquid medium. Special equipment, similar to a small brush, is used to collect epithelial cells from the cervix. These cells are then preserved in a cell preservation solution and sent to a medical laboratory for analysis. If abnormalities are found in the epithelial cells, it may indicate a future risk of cervical cancer.

Advantages of Thin Prep over Pap Smear

The Thin Prep test provides more detailed and accurate results with a shorter waiting time compared to the Pap Smear. In the Thin Prep test, after collecting the cervical epithelial cells, the sample is placed in a cell preservation solution. This process removes any contaminating cells or debris, allowing for a clearer view of the cervical epithelial cells. This detailed cell screening enhances the accuracy of the results and reduces the chance of false negatives. Additionally, the sample collected for the Thin Prep test can also be used for HPV testing without the need for additional cell samples.

When to Start Thin Prep Testing

Thin Prep testing can begin at age 21 or three years after the first sexual intercourse.

Frequency of Thin Prep Testing

If the initial Thin Prep test shows no abnormalities, it is generally recommended to repeat the test every three years. However, if abnormalities are detected, more frequent testing and additional detailed examinations may be required, as determined by a physician.

Should You Continue Thin Prep Testing After HPV Vaccination?

Yes, regular Thin Prep testing is still necessary even after receiving the HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine does not protect against all strains of the virus that cause cervical cancer. Therefore, all women should continue to undergo regular Thin Prep tests as recommended by their healthcare provider.

Can Thin Prep Testing and HPV Vaccination Be Done on the Same Day?

Yes, Thin Prep testing and HPV vaccination can be performed on the same day. The HPV vaccination does not interfere with the Thin Prep test results. The key to effective cervical cancer screening is consistent follow-up with your healthcare provider and not neglecting regular screenings, even if you perceive a low risk. Early detection of cancer increases the chances of successful treatment without affecting overall health.

Thin Prep Test Procedure
  1. The patient removes their pants or skirt and underwear, then lies on the examination table with their legs in stirrups.
  2. The doctor inserts a small brush-like tool into the vaginal opening, reaching the cervix.
  3. The doctor collects a sample of cervical tissue cells, places the brush head into a container with a cell preservation solution, and rotates the brush head in the solution for about 10 minutes.
  4. The container is then sent to a medical laboratory for analysis.
Preparation Before the Test
  1. Clean the Vaginal Area: Wash the vaginal area thoroughly and dry it.
  2. Avoid Internal Examinations: Do not undergo any internal examinations within 24 hours before the test.
  3. No Need to Shave: Shaving the pubic hair is not necessary as it may cause skin irritation or infection.
  4. Wear Easily Removable Clothing: Wear a skirt or pants that are easy to remove, as you will need to lie on an examination table with stirrups for the sample collection.
  5. Schedule the Test Properly: Avoid scheduling the test during your menstrual period. The best time is about 10-20 days after your last menstrual period.
  6. Abstain from Sexual Intercourse: Refrain from sexual intercourse, using vaginal creams, lubricants, or any medication applied to the vaginal area 48 hours before the test.
  7. Avoid Certain Products: Do not use vaginal sprays, powders, creams, spermicides, vaginal suppositories, or douches with water or any other fluids, and avoid applying deodorant products to the genital area before the test.
  8. Avoid Medication: Refrain from using oral, vaginal creams, or topical medications around the vaginal area for 2-3 days before the test. Consult your doctor about any necessary medication adjustments prior to the test.
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