You might be surprised to learn that the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV) is a leading cause of throat cancers, and it spreads from person to person via oral sex.
With an abnormal Pap test, your first instinct is to panic. But is a low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) something to fret over? Probably not — especially if your immune system works its magic.
It’s not just smoking and genetics that can increase your risk of cancer. Catching certain viruses can too. Here’s how to protect yourself.
Want a healthy vagina? This organ requires very little care, so less is more. A gynecologist offers tips on what you should (and shouldn’t) do for good vaginal health.
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Even though we’ve seen great strides in HPV prevention and treatment, the benefits are limited to a small population — women with access to HPV tests and vaccines. Find out how HPV self-tests could change the game and help more women all over the world.
HPV can cause several different kinds of cancer, but early detection is possible if you know what to look for. Here are seven surprising things you should know.
Cases of the human papilloma virus (HPV) — a sexually transmitted disease with a proven link to cancer — have fallen since a vaccine to prevent the disease was introduced in 2006, a new study says.
Do you know the difference between a pelvic exam and a Pap test? Many women think they are the same thing. But there are important differences between the two that you should know about.
A diagnosis of cancer in a woman’s reproductive organs can lead to fears about losing her femininity and her ability to bear children. But according to gynecologic oncologist Robert DeBernardo, MD, gynecological cancers aren’t common, and most can be easily treated. “Gynecological cancers are rare in the grand scheme when compared to lung or colon … Read More
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