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Desperate Housewives Star Talks about her Anal Cancer Diagnosis

Desperate Housewives Star Talks about her Anal Cancer Diagnosis

Hoping to lessen stigma and spur conversations between patients and health care professionals, Desperate Housewives actor Marcia Cross recently told CBS This Morning she was diagnosed with anal cancer about a year and a half ago. “High risk” types of HPV are associated with a number of cancers beyond cervical and include cancers of the […]

June 11, 2019

Screening

Cervical Cancer Screening: Pap and HPV Tests

Cervical Cancer Screening: Pap and HPV Tests

Each year, more than 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States. Yet cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers today. In most cases cervical cancer can be prevented through early detection and treatment of abnormal cell changes that occur in the cervix years before cervical cancer develops. We now […]

June 7, 2019
Is it time for your screen test?

Is it time for your screen test?

Cervical cancer is a preventable cancer, and one important prevention tool is regular screening. At age 21, women can be screened with a Pap test. Starting at age 30, women should get an HPV test as part of screening. The HPV test can find the types of HPV (human papillomavirus) most commonly found in cervical […]

May 10, 2017

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