Pap Tests

Naturopathic Doctors are trained to perform PAP smear tests.

Why have your pap test done?

  • 1 in 150 women is expected to develop cervical cancer during her life; 1 in 423 will die of it
  • Most (67%) cervical cancer occurs in women 30-59
  • Precancerous conditions are quite common and can be easily treated if found early.

What are the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer (ie: when you should be examined)?

  • spotting between periods, bleeding after sex, change in menstrual flow (heavier)
  • increase in vaginal discharge
  • pain in the pelvis or lower back or pain during intercourse

What causes cervical cancer?

  • HPV is the main risk factor
  • HPV is a group of over 100 viruses
  • The vaccines available are used in complement to regular screening NOT as a replacement
  • Other risk factors include: smoking, certain vitamin deficiencies, multiple sexual partners

Many women are not being tested because they don’t have a family doctor, their doctor is difficult to get in to see or they are not comfortable with their doctor. Whatever the reason, we have the remedy.

You do not need to be a patient of Rooted to have your PAP test done here. We will contact you confidentially to give you the results of the test. If your test is abnormal, you can take your results to your ND or MD for follow up.

Should you decide to become a patient of Rooted, you will go through the full regular intake procedure to develop your individualized treatment plan.

The test is performed by a woman Naturopathic Doctor in a comfortable environment.


 

Next Pap Clinic is scheduled for:

September 20, 2017

Future Dates TBA

 

ND cannot provide prescriptions for birth control.

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