Cervical Cancer Screenings

According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by infection with oncogenic, or high risk, types of human papillomavirus, or HPV. These sexually transmitted viruses are common in those who are sexually active with multiple partners, are having sex with someone who has multiple partners, or who is having … Read More

Abnormal Pap Smear

A Pap smear is a gynecologic procedure done to detect abnormal cells in the cervix. Most women anxiously await the results of their Pap smear to learn whether they are “in the clear” or if there are concerns. For women who receive a call with results of an abnormal Pap smear, anxieties and fear are … Read More

Boys and HPV Vaccinations

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If you are a woman or have a daughter, you have most likely heard about the vaccinations that are available to prevent Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a group of sexually transmitted infections that, if left untreated, can lead to cervical cancer as well as a variety of other types of cancers affecting women.  However, many people … Read More