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?
The Difference Between Ovarian and Cervical Cancer
A cancer diagnosis is frightening. Gynecological cancers are a big concern for women. Our bodies contain up to 78 organs. Ten of those are found in the female reproductive system. It can be confusing for people who do not have a medical background to … [Read more...] about The Difference Between Ovarian and Cervical Cancer
Treatment Options for Patients with Cervical Cancer
The American Cancer Society reported that an estimated 13,240 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed in 2018. If you or someone you love was diagnosed with cervical cancer, it’s important to know your treatment options. Below are some of the … [Read more...] about Treatment Options for Patients with Cervical Cancer
Why Is It Important to Get an Annual Pap Smear?
Preventative care is a good way to stay healthy. Once a problem appears, it may be harder to treat. That’s why it’s especially important for women to undergo a regular cervical cancer screening. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 13,000 … [Read more...] about Why Is It Important to Get an Annual Pap Smear?
Pap Smear Screening Guidelines: 4 Things You Should Know
Regular pap smears are essential to monitoring for cervical cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be over 13,200 new cases of invasive cervical cancer and over 4,100 women will die from the disease in 2018. What should you know … [Read more...] about Pap Smear Screening Guidelines: 4 Things You Should Know