Understanding Cervical Changes is a health guide for women. It reassures women that most abnormal cervical screening results are not cancer, but rather early cell changes that can be monitored or treated so they don’t cause health problems. It explains next steps after an abnormal Pap or HPV test result. Information about how cervical conditions are diagnosed and treated is also presented.
Specific topics covered include:
Related resources, medical images, and key questions to ask your health care provider before a procedure, or when you get your test results, are also included.
The information in this booklet was last updated in May 2017.