Cervical Cancer, Yvette Wilson’s Condition, reviewed

‘Moesha’ Star’s Condition, Explained

Yvette Wilson Cervical Cancer: 'Moesha' Star's Condition, ExplainedRisk factors for cervical cancer include having a mother who took the hormone drug DES (diethylstilbestrol) during pregnancy …
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DES studies on cancer, breast cancer, CCAC, vaginal cancer, screening.

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An annual DES specific pelvic examination is required

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Also a great opportunity to remind us that routine Pap testing is not adequate for DES exposed individuals.

An annual DES specific pelvic examination is required. But “doctors know best” right?

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Pap smears – Letter of the Day, March 2012

Awareness is the Key!

Letter of the Day : Pap smears

I will continue having an annual Pap smear, as specifically stipulated in the fine print of the screening recommendations, because of my increased risk for cervical/vaginal cancer… … We all must remain aware of changing medical guidelines in order for each of us to advocate for — and receive — the care we need to protect our health. Awareness is the key.

StarTribune Letters | Letter of the Day (March 18, 2012) | Pap smears

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Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Dr. Therese Bevers, 2009

In this Oct. 2009 video on YouTube, Dr. Therese Bevers talks about new screening guidelines for cervical cancer. Women at increased risk have a higher chance of getting cervical cancer than women at average risk.

Women at increased risk include those who have:

  • History of cervical cancer or severe cervical dysplasia (pre-cancer)
  • Persistent Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection after age 30 (HPV testing not recommended in women younger than age 30)
  • An immune system that does not function properly
  • Been infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Diethylstilbestrol DES exposure before birth

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