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WHAT ARE THE CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING?
SHAUNA WERTH KRONFUSS, MD ANSWERED:
Cervical cancer in the U.S. has decreased more than 50% in the past 30 years because of widespread screening with pap smears with mortality from cervical cancer seeing a similar decrease. Because of this trend, new recommendations for age-specific cervical cancer screenings have been developed.
Routine cervical cancer screening should begin at age 21. Women aged 21–29 years should be tested with a cervical pap smear every 3 years. For women aged 30-65 years, co-testing with a cervical pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test should...[ read more ]
DO I HAVE TO HAVE SURGERY TO FIX HEAVY MENSTRUAL BLEEDING?
Until recently, invasive surgical procedures were used to help women with heavy menstrual bleeding. Now, a new procedure that take place in an office setting provides safe and effective options for this common problem.
Women with heavy bleeding no longer have to endure until menopause, take hormone therapy, have a D & C (dilation and curettage procedure) or have a hysterectomy. A new procedure called Novasure treats heavy bleeding without the need for hormones or major surgery. NovaSure is an endometrial ablation procedure that generally takes less...[ read more ]