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Pap smear and HPV vaccine keep you away from Cervical Cancer!

 

Cervical Cancer Facts

      Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common STI (sexually transmitted infections).

      Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in females.

      Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a main factor in the development of almost all cases (90+%) of cervical cancer.

      The chances for women to be infected by HPV during their lifetime are >80%

      Vaccination and screening have been credited with dramatically reducing (95%) the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer.

 

Symptoms

Most of the time, early cervical cancer has no symptoms. Symptoms that may occur include:

      Abnormal vaginal bleeding between periods, after intercourse

      Any bleeding after menopause

      Unusually heavy or continuous vaginal discharge

      Periods become heavier and last longer than usual

 

Can cervical cancer be prevented?

Have regular Pap smear test!

      Pap test is the best way to find cervical cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer

      For women over age 21, it is best to have a Pap test (with HPV co-testing) every 1 to 3 years

 

Get the HPV vaccine!

      HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine can protect from the types of HPV that cause most cases of genital warts and cervical cancer

      Approved for females (and males) from age 9 to 26

      Recommended for all girls (and boys) starting at age 11

      Catch-up vaccination : women to age 26; men to age 21

      Only quadrivalent vaccine recommend for males

      Indicated in individuals with HPV infection

 

Cervical Cancer Screening

Age 21-29

Every 2 years.

Age 30-70

Every 3 to 5 years with HPV co-testing.

Age >70

Screening may be stopped for women with three or more normal Pap tests in a row.

Patient should be referred to our OB/GYN for colposcopy for any abnormal test.

Certain risk groups may require more frequent screening like those with HIV-positivity, immunocompromise, etc... Please consult our OB/GYN about Pap smear and HPV vaccine for you or your children.

 

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