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.
Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, thanks to Pap tests and the HPV vaccine. A new study says that a substantial increase in both screening and vaccination could prevent up to 13 million cases of cervical cancer worldwide within 50 years.
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.
Rates of cervical cancer in the U.S. have dipped to all-time lows, not only because of early detection through regular Pap tests, but also because of quick, effective treatments for pre-cancerous cervical tissues, including the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). LEEP, a simple and common surgical procedure, uses a thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop. This … Read More
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Not sure how often you should see your gynecologist? One of ours weighs in with an answer.
When doctors want to do a careful evaluation of an abnormal Pap test, they usually recommend a colposcopy. This complicated word really means a fairly simple procedure — examining the cervix in detail with a pair of high-tech binoculars. The whole thing usually takes less than 10 minutes.
What does it mean when your doctor orders a SIS, or saline-infusion sonography? Our experts explain.
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