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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 16 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tliurs.. Jan. 3. 1974 pQf gelfer Health Pap Smear Test Is Used In Detection Cancer By Dr. S.L. Andelman Whether my women readers still celebrate their birthdays or not, I'd like to suggest a birth- day present they should give themselves- every year a Pap smeariest. The Pap smear test, to detect jancer in the female organs, is something every woman should iave every yoar. !f sched- ule it for "your birthday, you'll be certain to remember tin very important appointment. The Pap smear is used as a screening test to help find or deny Ihe possibility that a woman might have cancer in her female organs. It is not a final test but does pick out those women who must be studied fur- ther. Tile Pap test's greatest value is that it can find abnor- mal cells much easier Hum any other available test. It enables to find female cancer limuch earlier and treat it suc- jcefst'ully. The Pap test is 95 percent ac- curate in detecting cancer of the cervix and 65 percent accurate in finding cancer of the eiulomc- trium. It is a routine, fast and painless way lo rule out Ihe pos- sibility of these two forms of cancer in women. The problem is that many women put the test off, or never have it at all. When doctors finally their cancers it is too late. The Pap test ij done by mi- croscopic study of a smear from secretions in the cervix and va- gina. The gynecologist or family doctor inserts it clear dry specu- lum or nielal instrument lo widen the vagina and expose the cervix, lie uses a wooden ton- gue (I e p r e s s o r to scrape Dr. S.L Andelman thoroughly the secretions from; around Ilic mouth of the cervix! ;it the lop of the vagina. These secretions are placed on one glass slide. Next, the doctor uses a clean spatula to r e m o v e another smear from the wall of the vagina itself in the upper rear corner directly across from Ihe cervix. This is placed on w-- ond glass slide. Since il lakes special training and experience lo road a Tap test, most doctors send Ihe slides to a laboratory which spe- cializes in this work. There Ihe slides are studied microscop- ically for normal cells and those which are different. All vaginal and cervical smears are taken in basically the same way. Hut they may be obtained from other spots in these organs or studied for different reasons. Vaginal smear tests are used to identify the cause of genital in- fections such as venereal dis- ease. Since Ihe Pap lest is quick and painless, there's really no excuse to avoid il. If you schedule the test for your birthday, you can look for- ward to another year, confident thai you have taken a prccau- ii'M.iist this cancer which each year needlessly kills thou- sands ot women. Dr. Aiublm'.m welcomes let- ters outlining problems he may discuss in future columns. He regrets, however, he cannot per- sonally answer mail. Write to him iii care of The Gazette. Want ads will find buyers for items you no longer use! Dial "Do you give The Cedar Rapids city Sixth street SW; passed 4-1 met in regular session Wedncs- with opposed. day, with Mayor Donald Canney and all commissioners present. Invocation was given by the Rev. James M. Lesher, St. An- drew Lutheran church. Commissioners and depart- ment heads for the 1974-76 tcrmj were sworn and the following business was conducted; all res- olutions were passed unani- mously and all petitions and reports taken under consider- ation, unless otherwise noterj. Accovnts, Finance Resolution granting four ci- garet permits. Resolution authorizing Lloyd Smith, state auditor, to audit 'the city books for fiscal year' Public Improvements Resolution authorizing grant amendment with the Environ- mental Protection agency jquesting reimbursement for work done at the solids han- dling facility. Resolutions approving final deposi- plats of Jiruska Enterprises first addition arid Twin Knolls third I addition. j Zoning Second reading for ordinance rezoning, R-4 special permit to R-T, property at Third avenue and Fourteenth street SE, peti- tioned by St. Paul's Methodist church. Second reading for ordinance M-l and M-2 to M-l, property south of Thirty-first rezoning, avenue SW, petitioned by Inter- state Properties, Inc. Second reading for ordinance depart- rezoning, R-l to M-l, property at 8601 Sixth street SW, peti- by Capital Industries, 1973. Resolution naming lories for the city. Resolution approving various fund transfers within ments. Second reading, for reestablishing taxicab rates. Public Safety w YEARS AGO President j Resolution granting refundsj.Johnson planned to name on two taxicab licenses. assistant secretary of Resolution granting permis-' labor, to a newly-created post of sion to George C. 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