Clinics detect abnormal cells

As part of National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (October 23-29), Wellington Medical Clinic is hosting a three-day public pap test clinic.

As part of National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (October 23-29), Wellington Medical Clinic is hosting a three-day public pap test clinic.

The clinic runs Oct. 24-26 from 1-4 p.m. by appointment only. Please call 250-740-2100 to reserve a spot.

Wellington Medical Clinic is at 1651 Boundary Ave.

A pap test is the only way to detect abnormal cells in the cervix which, if left untreated, could develop into cancer.

Each year in Canada, 400,000 women receive an abnormal Pap test result, 1,300 to 1,500 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and almost 400 women die of the disease.