New American Cancer Society Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines: Statement from HealthyWomen CEO Beth Battaglino, RN-C
It's important to understand what the new guidelines mean for women's health. Education and collaboration with health care providers is key.
Compared to five years ago, more health care providers trust co-testing with a PAP test and an HPV test as what’s best for women.
If the three letters H-P-V make you recoil, they shouldn't. Chances are, you have been infected by one or more types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and didn't even realize it. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people will become infected by at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. The CDC reports that 79 million people are currently infected with HPV. READ MORE