Cervical Cancer

cancer risk 24 Mar
By: Denise Dym 0

5 Proven Ways to Cut Your Cervical Cancer Risk

With timely screenings and the proper prevention methods, cervical cancer can be found early—when a cure is most possible—or avoided all together. Thanks to advancements like the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine and new screening guidelines, cervical cancer is claiming fewer lives…

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Risk HPV 24 Mar
By: Denise Dym 0

Are You at Risk for HPV?

The chances are pretty good that you—or someone you know—is infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV). It’s the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, currently affecting a whopping 79 million Americans, most of them in their late…

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doctor office 24 Mar
By: Denise Dym 0

How Often Do You Really Need a Pap Smear?

Some 93 percent of cervical cancers could be prevented through HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination and screenings, including regular Pap tests (also known as Pap smears), which help doctors detect and treat unhealthy cells before they become cancerous or spot cancers…

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Periods Serious 24 Mar
By: Denise Dym 0

Serious and Not-So-Serious Reasons You Spot Between Periods

Have you ever thought your period was over, only to see spots of blood in your underwear a few days later? If you didn’t pack a panty liner, you’re not alone. Menstrual cycles usually last somewhere between 24 and 38…

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Cancer HPV 23 Mar
By: Denise Dym 0

What You Should Know About HPV and Cancer

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. It is so prevalent that most people will get it at some point in their lives, says Gretchen Homan, MD, a pediatrician with Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas….

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