2. Myth: Pap smear test is enough to ward of CC
Reality: It takes gut and more than the regular check-ups before you can ward off high-risk types of HPV
Even if you regularly visit your ob-gyne and have your pap smear tested on a regular basis, you are still totally not off the hook. Some would have their pap smear and after a few months, they would be afflicted with the disease. It happens to the best of us. Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells spread in the area between the vagina and the uterus. Pap smears might miss some of the cancerous cells that are developing in its early stages. It is recommended to do an HPV test, especially if pap smear results appear to be uncertain.