Stanford Doctor on Latest Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment

Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). When exposed to HPV, a woman's immune system normally attacks the virus and prevents it from doing harm. Cervical cancer is most prevalent in women in their 40s.
Speaker: Shannon MacLaughlan David, MD

The importance of Pap smears – Western Australian Cervical Cancer Prevention Program

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Most Women don't know that Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer.

4 out of 5 people will have it at some point in their lives and it women it can cause changes to the cells of the cervix.

This is why having a Pap smear is so important; it’s a check on the cells of the cervix.

If any abnormal cells are found they can be monitored, and if needed treated, to prevent cervical cancer.

A Pap smear every two years is currently your best protection against cervical cancer.

Check-in with your health care provider today and book an appointment for a Pap smear if you are due or overdue.

How to Prevent Incompetent Cervix

How to Prevent Incompetent Cervix

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Cervical Cancer | Prevention, Screening and Treatment | Medical Documentary Films

Cervical Cancer | Prevention, Screening and Treatment | Medical Documentary Films

Cervical cancer is a cancer arising from the cervix.[1] It is due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body.[2] Early on, typically no symptoms are seen. Later symptoms may include abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, or pain during sexual intercourse.[1] While bleeding after sex may not be serious, it may also indicate the presence of cervical cancer.[3]
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection appears to be involved in the development of more than 90% of cases;[4][5] most people who have had HPV infections, however, do not develop cervical cancer. Other risk factors include smoking, a weak immune system, birth control pills, starting sex at a young age, and having many sexual partners, but these are less important.

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Colposcopy – To Tips to Know What to Expect, and Know How To Prevent Cervical Cancer

This video features ten tips based on expert clinical guidelines published by UpToDate online, and Pfenninger and Fowler's Procedures For Primary Care, 3rd Edition, 2011 . These recommendations are presented by Dr. Nicholas Cohen, MD.
The content of this video is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions.

HPV: Preventing Cervical Cancer

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– This 3D medical animation explains how to prevent cervical cancer. The disease begins with the human papillomavirus which can be prevented using the vaccine Gardasil (Silgard).