Dr Melissa Delgado, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Cervical screening (Pap smear) test

Dr Delgado, a highly regarded medical professional in Australia, plays a pivotal role in women’s healthcare by offering comprehensive cervical screening services, including the well-known Pap smear test and follow-up procedures like colposcopy. Cervical screening is a vital component of preventive healthcare for women, and Dr Delgado’s commitment to providing these services exemplifies her dedication to ensuring the wellbeing of her patients.

The Pap smear, now often referred to as a cervical screening test, is a critical screening tool used to detect early signs of cervical cancer. Dr Delgado is well-versed in the importance of regular screening for women, as cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in Australian women. The primary cause of cervical cancer is the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is widespread, but not all HPV strains lead to cervical cancer. Pap smears are designed to identify abnormal changes in cervical cells caused by high-risk HPV strains, allowing for early intervention and preventing the development of cervical cancer.

Dr Delgado ensures that the cervical screening process is conducted in a comfortable and private setting, where patients can feel at ease during the procedure. Dr Delgado’s commitment to creating a welcoming and non-judgmental environment ensures that patients are more likely to keep up with their cervical screenings, ultimately leading to better health outcomes.

In the event that a Pap smear indicates abnormal results, Dr Delgado is prepared to conduct further investigations, such as a colposcopy. A colposcopy is a procedure that allows for a detailed examination of the cervix using a colposcope, a special instrument with a magnifying lens. This procedure is typically recommended when a Pap smear shows abnormal changes in cervical cells that require closer inspection. In Australia, around 7 in 1,000 women will have an abnormal cervical screening result that requires further assessment.

Dr Delgado’s expertise in performing colposcopies ensures that patients receive the most accurate assessment of their cervical health. During a colposcopy, she can closely examine the cervix, identifying any potentially concerning areas and taking biopsies if necessary. This process helps to determine the severity of any abnormal cell changes and guides subsequent treatment decisions.

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