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What are cervical cancer exams and tests?

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Catching cervical cancer early is key to successful treatment and cure. Precancerous changes in just small surfaces of the cervix is much easier to treat than invasive cancer that affects a large portion of the cervix and has spread to other tissues.

Regular Pap smear and high-risk HPV tests are key to detection. During a Pap, cells from the surface of the cervix are collected and examined for abnormalities. Analyzing the sample under a microscope can diagnose a cervical cancer.

From: Cervical Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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National Cancer Institute.  FDA: "FDA approves Gardasil 9 for prevention of certain cancers caused by five additional types of HPV." The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. “Cervical Cancer Screening.” July, 2014. American Cancer Society. “American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer” and "Survival Rates for Cervical Cancer, by Stage." U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. “Cervical Cancer: Screening.”




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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 14, 2018

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National Cancer Institute.  FDA: "FDA approves Gardasil 9 for prevention of certain cancers caused by five additional types of HPV." The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. “Cervical Cancer Screening.” July, 2014. American Cancer Society. “American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer” and "Survival Rates for Cervical Cancer, by Stage." U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. “Cervical Cancer: Screening.”




U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. from eMedicineHealth.
Cervical Cancer

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 14, 2018

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