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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Cervical Cancer Screening with Vinegar, new Hope to save thousands of Lives Worldwide

Tthis strategy could prevent 22,000 cervical cancer deaths every year in India and close to 73,000 in resource-poor countries worldwide

Landmark Studies Offer New Hope for Reducing Cervical Cancer Deaths  Worldwide
Some vinegar for cervical cancer screening ?

A large, randomized study conducted among 150,000 women in India over a period of 15 years reports that biennial visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), or vinegar, delivered by primary health workers, reduced cervical cancer mortality by nearly one-third (31 percent). Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in many developing countries, where there is little or no access to Pap screening. The researchers estimate this strategy could prevent 22,000 cervical cancer deaths every year in India and close to 73,000 in resource-poor countries worldwide. ”

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American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), June 2, 2013

Cervical and Vaginal Cancers are Higher Risk in Women exposed to DES in Utero

The large number of women exposed in utero to DES may still be at special risk for CCA as they grow older

Cervical and vaginal cancers are higher risk in women exposed to DES in uteroDES … the gift that keeps on giving! … Will the fear of cancer ever leave us?

Read Cervical and vaginal cancers are higher risk in women exposed to DES in utero.

Exposed to DES?

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Screening for DES Daughters – Exposed to DES? Get a Pap Smear!

Cervical and vaginal cancers are higher risk in women exposed to DES in utero. Read article Screening for DES Daughters

Exposed to DES?

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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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Pap Tests

Guidelines from the American Cancer Society are that women 70 and older who have had three consecutive normal Pap smears and no abnormal results in the past 10 years may choose to stop Pap smears. Some women need to continue having Pap smears though … This includes women who received DES (diethylstilbestrol) during pregnancy … via FloridaToday