You have a colposcopy if you've had an abnormal result from your cervical screening test, or you have symptoms that could be caused by cervical cancer.
Some women might have a cone biopsy as a treatment for abnormal cervical cells, or to help diagnose cervical cancer.
A colposcopy is a test to have a closer look at your cervix. The doctor or specialist nurse takes samples of any abnormal areas.
A cone biopsy is a small operation to remove a cone shaped piece of tissue from your cervix.
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