The Pap smear is currently the best way to detect cervical cancers early, when they are most likely to be cured. To learn how often this screening test is recommended, visit the American Cancer Society  Web site.
NYU Medical Center offers Pap smears and recommends this test to screen for cervical cancer. For more information and to make an appointment, please call the NYU Physician Referral Service at 1-888-7-NYU-MED (1-888-769-8633). You may also visit the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology .
The Lynne Cohen Cancer Screening & Prevention Project for High Risk Women  provides early detection and prevention services to women with an increased risk of gynecologic or breast cancers. Women who have a personal or family history of breast, colon, ovarian, or urinary cancer; genetic mutations that predispose to breast and ovarian cancer; and/or previous use of fertility drugs for more than one year may be at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer. These services are offered at Bellevue Hospital Center, allowing women of all financial backgrounds to be seen. If you feel you are eligible for this program, please call 212-263-3198 to make an appointment.
The 100 Women in Hedge Funds Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program  identifies women with an increased risk for developing ovarian cancer. Investigators are assessing a new blood test that identifies highly sensitive and specific "tumor markers"-proteins that signal the presence of early-stage ovarian cancer. They are seeking to create new therapies for ovarian cancer based on the molecular understanding of how this cancer grows and spreads. This program is available to women ages 18 and older who have an increased risk of ovarian cancer based on a personal or family history of breast, colon, ovarian, or urinary cancer; genetic mutations that predispose to ovarian cancer; and/or previous use of fertility drugs for more than one year. For more information, call 212-731-5444.