Cervical Cancer Screening, HPV and Cervical Dysplasia— What You Should Know

Cervical Cancer Screening, HPV and Cervical Dysplasia— What You Should Know

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and San Francisco Natural Medicine would like to keep you informed on how to obtain and maintain optimal cervical health and prevent cervical cancer.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, cervical cancer was previously the leading cause of death for women in the United States. However, due to cervical cancer screening, the number of these deaths has decreased. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the most commonly sexually transmitted infection, has been found to be associated with precancerous and cancerous cells on the cervix as well as genital warts. Did you know that almost 79 million Americans have HPV, and many people do not even know that they have the infection? At least half of all sexually active men and women get HPV at some point in their lives. In females, Pap tests are used to screen for cervical cancer, and co-testing can be done to look for HPV. We want you to know your status and can do these tests for you at SFNM.

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Natural Treatments for Abnormal Pap's and HPV

Natural Treatments for Abnormal Pap's and HPV

According to the Centers for Disease Control, abnormal or unclear Pap test results occur in approximately 3 million women in the U.S. each year. An abnormal Pap test result means that there may be precancerous or cancerous cells on the cervix, a condition known as cervical dysplasia which is commonly associated with HPV (human papilloma virus) infection. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is contracted by at least half of all sexually active men and women at some point in their lives.

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