Question : My doctor wants me to have a smear test . Does this mean he think I have cancer ?
Answer : The Smear test is not a test for cancer ; It is a test for pre-cancer . Your doctor is not singling you out, this is a simple procedure that should be regularly carried out on every woman up to the age of 65 . Cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable , but only if every woman agrees to have a regular smear test .