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Newly Approved DNA Test for HPV Could Replace Your Pap

Tags: cervical cancer, colposcopy, HPV, PAP, Pap smears

The FDA recently approved a DNA test for HPV that helps physicians identify high-risk pre-cancer conditions and could eventually replace the Pap smear test. The DNA test would lengthen the time between tests to three to five years.


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7 Key Questions to Ask Your Oncologist

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer treatments, cervical cancer, colon cancer, gynecological cancer, head and neck cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, oral cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, rectal cancer, skin cancer, testicular cancer, throat cancer, uterine cancer

What have you wondered about, but were afraid to ask your oncologist? What might you just not think to ask? Get an oncologist’s advice about what questions you should ask your doctor before cancer treatment begins.


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Simple Procedure Treats Cervical Cancer Early

Tags: cancer, cervical cancer, fertility, LEEP procedure, Pap smears, pap test

Early detection and treatment of pre-cancerous tissue has resulted in a significant decline in cervical cancer rates over the last 70 years. Find out how a simple electrosurgical procedure aids in the fight.


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How Often You Should Visit Your Gynecologist (Video)

Tags: cervical cancer, gynecologist, health screenings, ob/gyn, Pap smears, pap test, video

If you ever wondered how frequently you should visit the gynecologist, here’s your answer.


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Body Fat and Gynecological Cancer

Tags: cervical cancer, diet, endometrial cancer, gynecological cancer, gynecology, healthy diet, ovarian cancer, overweight, uterine cancer

A woman’s first defense against uterine cancer is staying in shape.


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Health Tip: Don’t Skip Your Pap Tests

Tags: annual exam, cervical cancer, Pap smears, pap test

Regular Pap smears lower the risk of cervical cancer and boost cure rates. If you can’t remember the last time you visited your primary care doctor or OB/GYN, make your appointment today.


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Hysterectomies: Are They Always Non-Negotiable?

Tags: adenomyosis, cervical cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, hysterectomy, ovarian cancer, ovarian cysts, PMS, uterine cancer, uterine prolapse

A hysterectomy has major implications for your body and life. If your doctor suggests a hysterectomy to treat one of the following benign conditions, you may want to get a second opinion.


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When To Be Screened for Cervical Cancer

Tags: cervical cancer, HPV, pap test, women's health

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force and the American Cancer Society recently released new guidelines on cervical cancer screenings. A Cleveland Clinic gynecologist weighs in on what they mean for patients.