HPV Screening

The End of the Yearly Screening Pap Smear

by |  October 27th, 2012

The END of the YEARLY SCREENING PAP SMEAR: HPV Tests with Pap in women over age 30 / Changed pap intervals for all age groups / NEW Recommendations from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists In gynecology, the HPV test and pap smear are often being used together to help us detect cervical cancer and pre-cancer.  Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus easily spread between people, and is implicated as the causative agent of…

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Better than a Pap Smear? New Evidence Recommends HPV Screening

by |  December 20th, 2011

For years a pap smear, or pap test, has been synonymous with an annual well woman visit to your ob/gyn clinic. A recent study points to what may be the new standard in women’s healthcare: the human papilloma virus (HPV) screening test. If you are over 30, your ob/gyn will likely recommend HPV screening that checks for cervical cancer at the DNA level. Health Central Women’s Care Dr. Jay Staub was featured on Dallas WFAA Channel 8 in a news story…

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