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Cervical Cancer Screening

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Cervical cancer is the easiest female cancer to prevent, with regular screening tests and follow-up. Two screening tests can help prevent cervical cancer or find it early. The pap smear looks for pre-cancers and the HPV test looks for the virus responsible for these cell changes.
8 KEY FACTS
Women aged 21-65 years old
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Based off USPTF (United States Preventative Task Force) recommendations, screening for cervical cancer should be done in women between the ages of 21-65.

Pap smear every 3 years
Papa Smearf at (3) Tree

Beginning at the age of 21, women should be screened every 3 years with a pap smear.

Women aged 30-65 years old
(30) Dirty Woman and (65) Social-security Woman

After the age of 30, women can change their screening methods. This would allow them to increased the interval between screenings.

Can opt for Co-testing (Pap Smear + HPV testing) every 5 years
Coat-test with Papa Smearf and Human Puppet Virus giving (5) Hand high-five

After the age of 30, women can opt for co-testing in order to increase the interval between screenings. By co-testing with a pap smear and HPV test, the interval between screenings can be increased to 5 years.

Identify lesions
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Cytology (pap smear) and HPV are helpful in identifying and finding a source for precancerous or cancerous lesions in women.

HIGH GRADE LESIONS
Cryotherapy
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Through screening, if a high grade lesion is found, one method of excision is through cryotherapy. This destroys abnormal tissue by freezing it.

Loop Excision
Loop Exorcist

Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) is one of the most commonly used approaches to treat high grade cervical dysplasia. It is done by the physician uses a wire loop through which an electric current and the cervical transformation zone and lesion are excised.

Cold knife Conization
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Cervical conization refers to an excision of a cone-shaped sample of tissue from the mucous membrane of the cervix. Conization may be used either for diagnostic purposes as part of a biopsy, or for therapeutic purposes.

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