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Genetic Misdiagnosis Results in Significant Injuries to Family

After the Mathes family heard about a genetic test that could check for increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer, several of them underwent the evaluation offered by Myriad Genetics, Inc. The Mathes family, whose relatives have a history of cancer, were shocked to...

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What Causes Cervical Cancer?

The cervix is the lowest portion of a woman’s uterus and connects to the vagina. When cells grow abnormally on the cervix and invade other tissues and organs of the body, it is known as cervical cancer. Of course, the best form of treatment...

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Understanding Cervical Cancer Screening Results

There are two tests that can help detect cancer in its early stages and even prevent it altogether. The Pap test – also known as the Pap smear – looks for precancerous cells on the cervix that could become cancerous if not treated. The...

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Does Someone Vaccinated Against HPV Still Need to be Screened for Cervical Cancer?

The HPV vaccine is intended to prevent the most common types of human papillomavirus (HPV). These viruses are most known to cause cancers in the rectum, vulva, vagina, and oropharynx. A vaccine can also prevent many types of genital warts. It is recommended that...

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What Every Woman Should Know About Cervical Cancer Screenings

The two tests women can get to screen for cervical cancer are the Pap test and an HPV test. Both tests use the same process and can be completed in a doctor’s office. However, the guidelines of each pertaining to when and how often...

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What are the Limitations of the Pap Test?

The Pap test is an important part of a woman’s overall health. It helps detect precancerous cells in the cervix before they develop into cancer. However, the Pap test as a cervical prevention tool has its limitations, so women should speak to their doctor...

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How Accurate is the Pap Test?

Many women are so stressed when they receive their Pap test results that they do not even consider how accurate those results might be. While the accuracy of Pap tests has definitely improved over the years, these tests are still not 100 percent accurate....

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Florida Hospitals Rank High in U.S. News “Best Hospital” Rankings

U.S. News & World Report recently published rankings that reveal that the Mayo Clinic and its nationwide system of hospitals are the most highly rated facilities in the nation. The rankings are based on various factors including mortality, readmission rates, and outcomes, and are...

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Five Signs You Should Get a Second Opinion on Your Pap Smear Results

Pap smears are a routine procedure for any woman over the age of 21. Every three years, your gynecologist takes a sample of cells from your cervix and sends them off for testing. This exam gives a pathologist an opportunity to examine these cells...

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USA Today Report: United States Most Dangerous Place in Developed World to Give Birth

USA TODAY reports that the United States is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth due to a stunning lack of attention to safety recommendations and widespread failure to protect new mothers. According to the study, a comparison of maternal...

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