Cervical cancer occurs within the cells of the cervix. Cervical cancer is caused by the Human papillomavirus, more commonly known as HPV. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease. Although HPV is common, most cases of HPV … [Read more...] about Cervical Cancer
Cervical Cancer Awareness
Cervical Cancer can be significantly reduced with the Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and appropriate Pap smear screenings to collect cells from your cervix for testing. CDC guidelines recommend regular screenings beginning at age 21. Screenings, … [Read more...] about Cervical Cancer Awareness
Pap test and HPV test screenings are recommended for all women beginning at age 21 including those who have been vaccinated against HPV since the vaccine works for new infections and does not treat existing disease. This is why the HPV vaccine is … [Read more...] about HPV Screenings
Do I Need a Pap Smear When I’m Not Sexually Active?
Starting at age 21, even if you have not yet had sex, you do need a pap smear. It is true that most cervical cancer is caused from the HPV virus but it is possible to get HPV from skin to skin contact. Pap smears help with early detection and to … [Read more...] about Do I Need a Pap Smear When I’m Not Sexually Active?
Cervical Health Awareness Month
Every year, over 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Cervical Health Awareness Month is a great time to bring awareness to save women's lives by visiting their gynecologist for the recommended Pap test and receiving the proper HPV … [Read more...] about Cervical Health Awareness Month
Reasons for Having a Hysterectomy
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing the uterus. There are three primary types of hysterectomy that your doctor may recommend based on your medical needs. They include: Total Hysterectomy – This procedure includes … [Read more...] about Reasons for Having a Hysterectomy