This is not a test to detect cervical cancer. Cervical Smear tests are used to detect changes in the skin covering the cervix, which could become more serious if ignored. These changes are called pre cancerous (doctors use the term CIN). Although not all CIN changes need treatment, many do and they can be treated very easily and effectively where necessary.
Very minor abnormalities on smear tests are common and can get better without any treatment. Your GP may simply recommend that your cervical smear test is repeated (usually after six months) and further action is only required if the smear continues to show changes. In future, the HPV test (see below) may be very useful in this situation.
If you require more information or would like to talk to someone from Gynaechoice regarding a Cervical Smear test, please get in contact.