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HPV and You: What You Can do About It

There are a few reasons why your healthcare provider may recommend an HPV test. If you are 21-29 years old, and HPV test could be recommended if your Pap test is abnormal or inconclusive. If you are 30 or older, HPV testing may be recommended, even if your Pap test is normal. HPV: What You […]

HPV and You: What It Is and What You Can Do

HPV is a very common virus. In fact, there are over 100 types of HPV. But only certain types cause cancer. Most sexually active people will get HPV at some time in their lives, though most will never know because HPV usually has no signs or symptoms. Most of the time, HPV will go away […]

Why Cervical Cancer Screening Is More Important Than You Thought

Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer. Screening includes the Pap test and, for some women, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV). Most women should have cervical cancer screening on a regular basis. Why Cervical Cancer Screening Is Done The cervix is the opening […]