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In 2013, 11,955 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in the U.S. While cervical cancer used to be common and was the leading cause of cancer death in women, the introduction of the Pap smear as an early detection tool has significantly reduced the rate of fatalities associated with this type of cancer. The five-year […] Read More

Breast Lump Examination

Finding a breast lump through self-examination or from a screening can be a frightening experience. While 80% of lumps are harmless, you still need to make an appointment with your doctor for further evaluation lest you be among the 20% who have cancer or other abnormalities. Early detection will ease your mind and potentially save […] Read More

Pap Smear Guidelines

Cervical cancer screening is an important part of women’s preventive health. Cervical cancer is unique in that it is nearly always preventable. With routine screening tests and vigilant follow up for abnormal results, almost all cases of cervical cancer can be prevented from ever happening! Two different tests are used to screen for cervical cancer. […] Read More

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A pap smear screens for abnormalities of the cervix, including cancer and pre-cancer. While abnormal results do not automatically mean that you have cancer, they put the doctor on notice that he or she should do further tests to determine the cause of the abnormal cells. The human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is most common […] Read More

Research shows early detection of breast cancer improves the survival rate. Women are often reminded to do an at-home breast exam every month, but these exams tend to only find larger masses that are potentially cancerous. Mammograms, on the other hand, can find small indications through x-ray that cancer is present, allowing the disease to […] Read More

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