HPV Testing and Cervical Screening

Is the HPV Test better Cancer Screen Method than Pap Smear?

Many women know the HPV vaccine can help protect against cervical cancer. But did you know there is also an HPV test?.

  • Video by healthcentralobgyn, Published on 16 Dec 2011
  • We’ve been doing the HPV test in our office for about 7 years,” said Dr. Jay Staub, ” and I’ve actually have negative paps for 5 to 7 to 10 years in a row and had an HPV test that was positive and actually had cervical cancer. So, I think we’re headed in that direction. We just don’t have the data yet. I think we’re going to see studies that indicate that the HPV test is probably more accurate as a primary screen. “

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